Singapore Changi sees stable Q1 cargo volumes

Singapore Changi Airport saw air freight movements 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.


Singapore Changi Airport


Singapore Changi Airport saw air freight movements 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.

Changi said the traffic growth was underpinned by strong travel demand to and from Europe, Middle East, South Asia, Northeast Asia and Southeast Asia, regions which saw double-digit growth.
As at 1 April 2012, Changi Airport serves some 100 airlines operating 6,200 weekly flights connecting Singapore to more
than 220 destinations in 60 countries.