Cargo at Changi keeps flying with 12.6% growth in May

Changi Airport

Singapore Changi Airport cargo volumes grew by 12.6 per cent in May with improvements for imports, exports and transhipments.

It handled 177,340 tonnes in May, with stable recovery of industrial activity in the USA, Germany and Japan increasing airfreight demand to and from these markets.

May was also the second month of 2017 to see a double digit year-on-year increase, with volumes in March rising 10.2 per cent.

Changi was welcomed new services and increased frequencies, with Singapore Airlines adding a fifth weekly flight to Moscow on 30 May concurrently with flights to Stockholm as an extension of the Moscow route.

Singapore Airlines has also added two additional weekly flights to Sydney, bringing the total to 33 a week.

Ethiopian Airlines has returned with five weekly non-stop flights to Addis Ababa on 1 June.