Changi sees Sept rise in cargo, first nine months flat
In the first nine months of 2015 cargo shipments held steady at 1.37 million.
October 29, 2015
By Donald Urquhart
Singapore Changi Airport handled 155,100 tonnes of airfreight in September, 4.9 per cent higher than a year before. Passenger traffic registered a 3.9 per cent year-on-year growth to 4.42 million passengers while aircraft landings and takeoffs grew by 5.3 per cent to 28,460.
In the first nine months of 2015 cargo shipments held steady at 1.37 million while 40.9 million passengers traveled through the airport, 2.1 per cent more than the same period a year ago and aircraft movements also increased, by 0.8 per cent to 257,370.
Jakarta continued to top the list of Changi Airport’s busiest routes so far this year, followed closely by Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Hong Kong and Manila. Traffic between Singapore and Bangkok has registered growth of more than 20 per cent year-to-date, the highest among Changi’s top 20 destinations. As at 1 October 2015, more than 100 airlines operate at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to some 320 cities in about 80 countries and territories worldwide. With more than 6,700 weekly scheduled flights, an aircraft takes off or lands at Changi roughly once every 90 seconds.