Sept 27, 2016: Singapore Changi Airport handled 1.27 million tonnes of cargo up to August in 2016.
In 2015, it witnessed 1.85 million tonnes of air freight movements.
For the first eight months of the year, Changi Airport registered 6.5 percent more passenger movements, with growth underpinned by Southeast Asia (+8.9 percent) and Northeast Asia (+10.5 percent) traffic.
Singapore Changi Airport handled 4.92 million passenger movements in August 2016, a decline of 0.6 percent year-on-year.
Passenger traffic on China and Korea routes for the month was particularly strong, rising by more than 7 percent in both cases.
Overall, traffic in August 2016 was relatively steady compared to a year ago when Singapore celebrated her Golden Jubilee with many activities; there was also a four-day extended weekend then. Traffic had increased 6.6 percent in August 2015.
On September 2, Changi Airport added a new city link to Urumqi via Chongqing, with the launch of West Air’s 4x weekly services to the city. Chongqing Airlines (a new carrier at Changi) also commenced its 3x weekly services between Singapore and Chongqing on September 9, while Qantas Airways increased Perth-Singapore services from 9x weekly to 10x weekly beginning August 19.