Changi airport passenger numbers up 10% in October

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Passenger numbers at Singapore's Changi airport increased by 10% to 4.27 million in October, compared with the same period in 2011.

Aircraft movements grew by 5.2% year on year to 27,600. Cargo movements in October decreased by 8% to 150,000t.

The airport recorded double-digit growth in passenger traffic to and from the Middle East and Southwest Pacific, Southeast Asia and Northeast Asia.

If traffic figures for November and December remain stable from last year, Changi is expected to end 2012 with over 50 million passenger movements, adds the airport.