Singapore SIA Cargo adds Jakarta maindeck, boosts others

Singapore Airlines Cargo has added Jakarta to its freighter network complementing its belly capacity to the city and increased its weekly frequencies to Auckland, Shanghai, Sydney and Xiamen.


CAG MRO Singapore’s Seletar Airport


Singapore SIA Cargo adds Jakarta maindeck, boosts others

Singapore Airlines Cargo has added Jakarta to its freighter network complementing its belly capacity to the city and increased its weekly frequencies to Auckland, Shanghai, Sydney and Xiamen. The new once-weekly Boeing 747-400 freighter service to Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, commenced on 5 September 2011. This new freighter service will be increased to twice weekly from Northern Winter 2011. Indonesia is a major exporter of garments, footwear, food products, machinery and electronic devices between Jakarta, Singapore and the rest of the world. Last month, SIA Cargo increased its frequency to Xiamen from three to five times weekly, and frequency to Shanghai from seven to eight times weekly. Frequency to Sydney was increased from four to seven times weekly, while Auckland frequency increased from three to five times weekly. These additional services were mounted mainly to cater to increased import demand into the South West Pacific region. Singapore’s Seletar Airport runway extension complete Singapore’s secondary civilian airport, Seletar Airport, has achieved a key milestone in its multi-year upgrading plan with the completion of its runway extension project. Measuring 1.84 kilometres, close to 250 metres more than its original length, the extended runway allows Seletar Airport to support larger jet operations, as well as heavier take-off loads. With the completion of the runway extension, Seletar Airport resumed normal operations. Seletar Airport, managed by Changi Airport Group (CAG), is positioning itself as a niche airport for business aviation, general aviation and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) activities.