Cargo and pax up at Singapore Changi

Singapore Changi Cargo movements at Singapore Changi Airport, which decreased 7.1 per cent in January 2012 due to the Lunar New Year holidays, rebounded in February 2012 with Changi handling 143,900 tonnes of cargo, an increase of 12.4 per cent over the same month last year. Disregarding the impact of the Lunar New Year holidays, airfreight movements grew two per cent year-on-year during the January-February 2012 period.


Cargo movements at Singapore Changi Airport


Singapore Changi Cargo movements at Singapore Changi Airport, which decreased 7.1 per cent in January 2012 due to the Lunar New Year holidays, rebounded in February 2012 with Changi handling 143,900 tonnes of cargo, an increase of 12.4 per cent over the same month last year. Disregarding the impact of the Lunar New Year holidays, airfreight movements grew two per cent
year-on-year during the January-February 2012 period.

As at 1 March 2012, Changi Airport serves some 100 airlines operating more than 6,100 weekly flights connecting Singapore to over 220 cities in 60 countries and territories.

Passenger traffic also rose, increasing 11.2 per cent to 3.77 million in February 2012, which this year had 29 days. There was strong travel demand across all regions with traffic between Singapore and the Middle East growing by more than 20 per cent. Other regions – the Americas, Europe, South Asia and Southeast Asia
– also grew by double digits. Aircraft landings and take-offs increased 13.1 per cent to 24,900 flights, corresponding with
the growth in passenger traffic.