Singapore Changi Airport saw air freight movments decline 1.8 per cent year-on-year to 163,000 tonnes during the month of March while passenger movements surged to 4.28 million passengers, up a full 15 per cent over the same month a year earlier. Aircraft movements were correspondingly up with a 10.6 per cent growth to 27,000 for the month.
Changi handled 79,500 aircraft movements from January to March this year, up 12.9 per cent year-on-year. Despite a slight dip in cargo movements to and from Europe and South Asia, cargo movements at Changi remained relatively stable buoyed by an increase in movements to and from Southwest Pacific and Southeast Asia. Some 443,900 tonnes of cargo passed through Changi during the period, an increase of 0.6 per cent.