Changi Airport Group (CAG) has once again announced several reductions and rebates to aeronautical fees at Singapore Changi Airport, which will benefit airlines, ground handling agents and passengers.
In addition to passenger-related rebates, to support the cargo sector the existing 50 per cent landing fee rebate for scheduled freighter operations – which was due to expire on 31 March 2015 – has been extended to 30 September 2015. Following which, the rebate will be adjusted to 30 per cent and apply until 31 March 2016. Separately, incentives for cargo agents leasing CAG’s cargo facilities at the Changi Airfreight Centre have also been extended to 31 March 2016.
Meanwhile, the airport recorded a 4.2 per cent drop in cargo volumes to 162,700 tonnes in March 2015, yearon- year. Passenger movements grew marginally by 0.9 per cent to 4.54 million and aircraft movements dropped by 1.2 per cent to 28,800 landings and take-offs for the month. In the first quarter of 2015, airfreight movements registered an increase of 0.8 per cent to reach 450,400 tonnes.