The Straits Times - Esther Loi

13 March 2024

Passenger traffic at Changi Airport crossed pre-pandemic levels for the first time in February, hitting 104.3 per cent of the numbers recorded in February 2019.

There were 5.35 million passenger movements in February 2024, said Changi Airport Group (CAG) on March 13.

Changi Airport recorded its busiest day of the month on Feb 18 – the third Sunday of the month, in the middle of the Chinese New Year festivities – with 203,000 passengers passing through its terminals.

The milestone comes after a year of steady recovery in 2023 for the airport, which returned to 86 per cent of annual traffic levels seen before the pandemic, or 58.9 million passengers.

Before the Covid-19 pandemic hit, the airport registered 68.3 million passenger movements in 2019.

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