Changi Airport sees steady growth in cargo volumes in January this year
Feb 27, 2017: Singapore Changi Airport’s cargo shipments were steady at 158,690 tonnes, compared to the same period last year. The airport handled 5.26 million passenger movements in January 2017, an increase of 8.2 percent year on year.
Passenger traffic growth for the month of January was boosted by air travel demand to and from Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia and South Asia. Among Changi Airport’s top 10 country markets, China led the gainers with a strong 31 percent growth in passenger traffic. This coincided with the Lunar New Year holidays occurring at the tail end of January this year. India, Indonesia, and Malaysia also registered double digit growth. As for Changi’s top 10 cities, travel to and from Denpasar increased 18 percent year on year; while Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta also saw healthy growth.
As at January, 1st, 2017, more than 100 airlines operate at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to some 380 cities in about 90 countries and territories worldwide.With more than 7,000 weekly scheduled flights, an aircraft takes off or lands at Changi roughly once every 90 seconds.