Cargo traffic at Singapore Changi Airport increases 3.6 percent in Q1 2018
April 26, 2018: Singapore Changi Airport reveals its air cargo and passenger traffic numbers for the month of March as well as quarterly figures.
The hub has seen 8.7 percent year-on-year increase in the passenger traffic in the reporting month. Traffic to and from Europe grew strongly at 13 percent, helped by the return of Qantas’ daily Sydney-London service (via Singapore) and Lufthansa’s resumption of its five-weekly service to Munich. Changi Airport’s other top country markets – China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand – also registered growth for the month, with India (+23 percent) and China (+13 percent) leading the way.
While, cargo traffic declined by 0.6 percent to 187,550 tonnes compared to March 2017.
The quarterly figures highlight increase in cargo as well as passenger traffic. For the first quarter, Changi Airport registered 15.8 million passenger movements, 5 percent higher than the same period last year. Among Changi’s top 10 country markets, India and Japan led the gainers, with growth of 14 percent and 9 percent respectively.
Airfreight movements registered an increase of 3.6 percent for the quarter, totalling 512,080 tonnes. Among Changi’s top cargo markets, Japan and South Korea were amongst the fastest growing by airfreight volume.