Singapore Changi Experiences 78% Increase in Movements

Singapore Changi Experiences 78% Increase in Movements
Photo Credit: Singapore Changi Airport.

Singapore Changi Airport has experienced a 78% increase in airport movements, based on a seven-day rolling average provided by

Using data from the flight tracking company, we will have a look at how the airport is performing currently and what the Summer season could mean for Changi.

Without further ado, let’s get into the numbers…

The Numbers…

Data provided by

For April 2-9, Singapore Changi Airport handled 851 movements, based on a seven-day rolling average provided by the flight tracking company.

This represents an increase of 78.41% compared to the same period last year, but the airport is around 241 movements short of pre-pandemic levels.

Below is how the airport has performed throughout 2023 so far:

Date2019 Numbers2022 Numbers2023 NumbersPercentage Difference (2023 vs. 2022)
January 1-81021 movements388 movements816 movements+110.31%
January 8-151036 movements395 movements819 movements+107.34%
January 15-221034 movements399 movements823 movements+106.27%
January 22-291057 movements403 movements800 movements+98.51%
January 29-February 51029 movements362 movements816 movements+125.41%
February 5-121063 movements389 movements818 movements+110.28%
February 12-191051 movements404 movements811 movements+100.74%
February 19-261023 movements406 movements820 movements+101.97%
February 26-March 51038 movements407 movements834 movements+104.91%
March 5-121038 movements413 movements836 movements+102.42%
March 12-191030 movements418 movements837 movements+100.24%
March 19-261043 movements436 movements836 movements+91.74%
March 26-April 21088 movements486 movements863 movements+77.57%


What we can see from the data is that Singapore Changi Airport is performing much better than it did in the same periods for 2022.

The improvement has been major, especially with the airport achieving triple-digit growth in 10 of the 14 recorded weeks of 2023 thus far.

Singapore Changi Airport Voted World’s Best Airport 2023

Photo Credit: Singapore Changi Airport

Singapore Changi Airport was named the World’s Best Airport 2023 at the Skytrax World Airport Awards back in March.

It is the 12th time that Singapore’s international airport has taken out the coveted international award.

In addition to the major international accolade, Singapore Changi Airport also received the 2023 awards for the World’s Best Airport Dining, the Best Airport for Leisure Amenities, and the Best Airport in Asia.

Mr. Lee Seow Hiang, Chief Executive Officer of Changi Airport Group, said: “Changi Airport is honored to be named World’s Best Airport for the 12th time.”

“This recognition is a great encouragement to our airport community, who stood firmly together to battle the challenges of Covid-19 over the past two years.”

“We thank them for their dedication to serving Changi’s passengers and the perseverance to keep Singapore connected to the world. To our passengers, we are deeply grateful for your vote of confidence.”

“Our continued support encourages us to keep pursuing service excellence as we expand our offerings to redefine the Changi Experience. We look forward to welcoming everyone to Changi Airport as we rediscover the magic of travel again.”

It remains clear that Changi Airport is definitely having a much better year, and all eyes are on them to see when they will exceed pre-pandemic movement levels.

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