Singapore Changi Airport sees steady cargo growth in June this year
Jul 27, 2017: Singapore Changi Airport sees 5.5 percent year-on-year increase in the cargo shipments handled in the month of June.
From January to June, 1.02 million tonnes of airfreight throughput was shipped through Changi, rising 6.8 percent year-on-year.
The gateway registered 5.21 million passenger movements in June, a 7.7 percent year-on-year increase.
Passenger traffic for the month of June was boosted by growth across all regions. Among Changi’s top 10 country markets, India – leading the gainers since February this year – clocked a robust 25 percent year-on-year growth, while Vietnam (+12 percent) and China (+11 percent) also saw double-digit growth. Bangkok was Changi’s busiest route for the month, followed closely by Kuala Lumpur.
For the first six months of 2017, passenger traffic rose 5.7 percent to 30.4 million, supported by growth to and from Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia and South Asia. India was the fastest growing among Changi’s top 10 country markets for this period, with more than 2 million passengers travelling between the two countries.
As at July 1, 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.