Singapore is strategically located at the heart of the region. The Changi Air Hub serves as a gateway to the region. Building on Singapore’s strategic geographical location and excellent connectivity to the rest of the world, our air hub has distinguished itself with world-class infrastructure and service standards, and a conducive regulatory environment. This allows Singapore to attract and anchor key international players to spur growth of the aviation ecosystem.
The Changi Air Hub is one of the busiest airports in the world. In 2019, Changi Airport served 68.3 million passengers and processed 2.01 million tonnes of cargo, connecting Singapore to more than 170 cities through more than 125 airlines.
Singapore and the world have learnt to live with COVID-19, and Changi Airport is once again a hub for global aviation. We expect passenger traffic to return to pre-pandemic levels by 2024 or earlier. Singapore is committed to growing aviation as a strategic pillar of our economy. Our air hub contributes about 5% of GDP and about 200,000 jobs. The air hub also supports other economic sectors such as aerospace, tourism, manufacturing and logistics.