Singapore's Changi Airport reported today it has welcomed its 40 millionth passenger this year, breaking the previous record of 37.7 million passengers set back in 2008.
Traffic decreased to 37.2 million in 2009 due to the worldwide economic recession. Representatives for Changi touted the news as a major achievement for the airport. According to a statement released by the airport, only six other airports handle over 40 million international travelers annually.
Most of the increase in traffic at Changi came from Southeast and Northeast Asia. The five largest markets by country to go through Changi Airport were Australia, China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. Changi Airport serves 98 airlines with 5,200 weekly flights to and from over 200 cities in 60 countries and territories.