Another record breaking year for Changi Airport

Singapore Changi Airport registered another strong annual performance on both its cargo and passenger sides of the business in 2011, with December in particular providing a surge in volumes for both.


Another record breaking year for Changi Airport


Singapore Changi Airport registered another strong annual performance on both its cargo and passenger sides of the business in 2011, with December in particular providing a surge in volumes for both.

In terms of cargo movements, steady demand for airfreight enabled Changi Airport to close the year on a positive note with cargo movements recovering to 2008 levels with 1.87 million tonnes of cargo handled, up 2.8 per cent from 2010. Some 167,000 tonnes of cargo were handled in December, an increase of 6.9 per cent year-on-year, representing Changi’s busiest month in three years.

Helping to keep the volumes up in 2011, was the addition of new freighter flights to Chengdu and Chongqing in China, and the introduction of all-freighter flights by Emirates and Lufthansa Cargo. At the same time, Cargolux and Cathay Pacific Cargo commenced operation of the new B747- 8F aircraft to Singapore.

The airport, which also celebrated its 30th anniversary last year, saw 46.5 million passenger movements and 302,000 aircraft movements during the year, an increase of 10.7 per cent and 14.5 per cent respectively.

December 2011 was Changi Airport’s busiest month ever with 4.53 million passenger movements, 11.4 per cent more than a year ago. Changi’s daily record was also broken on 17 December 2011 with 165,000 passengers passing through during the 24 hours.