Changi Airport Adds Pune As Next Destination In A Bid To Connect South Asian Cities

by Tooba Shaikh
Changi Airport Adds Pune As Next Destination In A Bid To Connect South Asian Cities

We all are aware of how the pandemic affected the travel industry. As we slowly move on from the pandemic, the industry is now gradually attempting to recover from the losses it suffered. The move made by the Changi airport of Singapore recently can be viewed as a part of this attempt. It recently re-established its link to all the South Asian cities to which it was connected pre-pandemic. In addition, it also added Pune to its roster as a new destination.

Changi Airport Adds Pune As New Destination

Ever since the resumption of travel to pre-pandemic norms, passenger traffic in Singapore’s Changi Airport has increased. Currently, around 150,000 passengers travel through the airport daily which makes it a million passengers weekly. This passenger strength is 75% of the average passenger strength that the airport witnessed before the pandemic. In a bid to improve connections to South Asian cities, Changi Airport re-established its connection to all South Asian cities that it was connected to prior to the pandemic. Not only that, but it also added a new city to its destination roster. This is the city of Pune.

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Increase In Passenger Strength Throughout 2022

Reports have suggested that the daily passenger strength of Changi Airport has doubled since the initial reopening of Singaporean borders to vaccinated travellers in April 2022. Over the months, the strength of the passengers has only increased. Currently, the airport handles over 5,500 weekly flights by 95 airlines. These flights connected around 48 countries and 140 cities. The connectivity level of the airport has now reached 82% of what it used to be prior to the pandemic.

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Officials are optimistic about the rise in the strength of passengers and hope that the numbers will continue to rise.


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