Changi Airport serves record 60 million passengers in 2017

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Passengers walk in Singapore's Changi Airport Terminal 3 on 17 August 2016 (Edgar Su/File Photo/Reuters)

Changi Airport on Monday marked a new milestone of having more than 60 million passengers in a calendar year.

Changi Airport Group said the airport now handles 10 million more passenger movements than five years ago. The number of passengers served this year beats last year's record of 58.7 million passengers from around the world.

The 60 millionth passenger to arrive at the airport this year was among those on Scoot flight TR7 from Gold Coast, Australia, which landed at Changi Airport's Terminal 2.

Changi Airport was named the world's sixth busiest airport for international traffic in 2016, according to Airports Council International.