Changi Airport sees cargo throughput increase by 1.4 percent y/y in 2018

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Jan 29, 2019: Singapore Changi Airport has recorded strong passenger growth in 2018 whereas the airfreight figures reflect stable growth.

The airport handled 65.6 million passenger movements, which represents an increase of 5.5 percent year-on-year. 

Airfreight throughput increased by 1.4 percent to reach 2.15 million tonnes for 2018. For the year, the top five markets for airfreight were China, Australia, Hong Kong, the United States and India.

Coming to December figures, the airport reported 4.5 percent surge in passenger movements, that is a total of 13 million passenger movements. For the first time in a month, Changi Airport welcomed more than six million passengers. The busiest day of the year was 21 December 2018 (the Friday before Christmas), with 221,155 passengers passing through Changi%u2019s terminals %u2013 also a new record for the airport. In 2018, Europe, South Asia, the Americas and Africa recorded double digit growth. Among Changi%u2019s top 10 markets, India and Japan registered the strongest growth rising 12 percent and 10 percent respectively. This was followed by China and Vietnam which saw annual growth of 7 percent.

The airfreight throughput dipped 3.8 percent to 182,000 tonnes in December last year. 

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