Cargo volumes remain stagnant at Changi in September

Despite increase in flights, cargo volumes dropped


153 700 metric tons cargo volumes Changi Airport Drukair flight movements negative freight growth new carriers Scoot Yangtze River Express


Singapore’s Changi Airport, world’s 11th largest cargo airport by tonnage in 2011, recorded 4 per cent growth in flight movements in September. However, cargo volumes remained virtually flat and fell 0.4 per cent compared to a year earlier to 153,700 metric tons. The airport has been having negative year-on-year freight growth every month except in February and June, when expansion was just 0.1 per cent. This, despite the fact that the Changi has got three new carriers in 2012: Scoot, Bhutan’s Drukair and all-cargo carrier Yangtze River Express.