Changi Airport Group (CAG) and its airline partners celebrated 30 years of partnership at the 2011 Changi Airline Awards last month. A total of 37 awards were presented at the event, which recognises the commitment of the airline community in making Changi Airport a vibrant and world-class air hub.
For growth in cargo carriage, the top five airlines – Singapore Airlines Cargo, Cathay Pacific Airways, EVA Airways, FedEx Express and Thai Airways International – were recognised. These airlines carried 1.1 million tonnes of airfreight in 2010, an increase of 8 per cent compared to 2009 and represented 49 per cent of Changi’s overall cargo growth in 2010.
On the passenger side, the ‘Partner of the Year’ award was presented to Turkish Airlines, in recognition of the airline’s efforts to promote traffic between Singapore and Turkey.