DATA SPOTLIGHT: Singapore

16 September, 2020

This year the Corporate Travel Community (CTC) will feature some of the leading airlines, airports and country markets for air travel. Here, using the extensive profile insights available to CAPA – Centre for Aviation members, we deliver a data snapshot where they sit today in the Covid-19 impacted world, we look at Singapore, where the absence of any domestic market means it has to rely on the slower international recovery to rebuild connectivity.

Singapore has emerged as one of the leaders in the Asia-Pacific region in terms of easing cross-border travel restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The government has taken a range of steps to begin restoring traffic flows in selected markets, including negotiating travel corridors for official and long-stay workers and reducing quarantine requirements. Some transit flights via Singapore have also been allowed to resume.

While significant health-related restrictions still apply, these are significant steps. They stand out particularly due to the lack of progress by other states in restoring international links. Many Asia-Pacific governments say they are in discussions with other countries regarding travel corridors, but only a handful have resulted in formal agreements. A second wave of coronavirus cases across the region has helped cool enthusiasm on opening borders.

Singapore has shown a willingness to look for ways that international travel can be restored to certain markets in a safe manner. As an early mover on this front, Singapore represents an interesting case study for the rest of the Asia-Pacific region.

AIRPORTS IN THE COUNTRY

ANNUAL VISITOR ARRIVALS (2010 – 2020YTD)

VISITOR ARRIVALS BY MARKET (2019)

MONTHLY VISITOR ARRIVALS AND SEASONALITY IN DEMAND (2015 – 2020)

SCHEDULE MOVEMENT SUMMARY (w/c 14-Sep-2020)

ANNUAL CAPACITY (2012 – 2021*)NOTE:*the values for this year are at least partly predictive up to six months and may be subject to change.

WEEKLY INTERNATIONAL CAPACITY (2017-2020*)NOTE:*the values for this year are at least partly predictive up to six months and may be subject to change.

CAPACITY SPLIT BETWEEN DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS (w/c 14-Sep-2020)

LARGEST AIRLINES BY CAPACITY (w/c 14-Sep-2020)

CAPACITY SPLIT BETWEEN LOCAL AND FOREIGN OPERATORS (w/c 14-Sep-2020)

AIRLINE BUSINESS MODEL CAPACITY SPLIT (w/c 14-Sep-2020)

DEVELOPMENT OF LCC ACTIVITY IN COUNTRY (2009 - 2019)

ALLIANCE CAPACITY SPLIT (w/c 14-Sep-2020)

INTERNATIONAL CAPACITY BREAKDOWN BY COUNTRY (w/c 14-Sep-2020)

DEPARTING SYSTEM SEATS BY CLASS (w/c 14-Sep-2020)

BUSIEST INTERNATIONAL MARKETS BY CAPACITY (w/c 14-Sep-2020)

LOCAL AIRLINES’ AIRCRAFT FLEET (as at 14-Sep-2020)

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