Cargo at Changi grows 7.8 % in June

Changi Airport

Changi Airport has seen cargo volumes grow 7.8 per cent in June, having welcomed new freighter services from K-Mile Air and Silk Way West Airlines.

Volumes in June were up to 163,070 tonnes and by 4.2 per cent in the first six months of 2016 to 950,250 tonnes. Aircraft movements increased by 2.9 per cent in June, with 29,350 landings and takeoffs, and it rose by 4.7 per cent to 177,810 between January and June.

Changi Airport welcomed cargo services, with K-Mile Air starting five weekly flights between Bangkok and Singapore and Silk Way West flying between Singapore and Azerbaijan twice a week via Kuala Lumpur and Dubai.

Connections to China were increased with West Air and SilkAir each increasing services to Chongqing from five a week to seven, Tigerair starting three times a week flights to Zhengzhou and China Eastern Airlines commencing a daily Shenyang – Nanjing – Singapore route on 10 July.

Changi also saw increased services to Australia with Singapore Airlines increasing frequencies to Sydney from 31 a week to 35, and Qantas flying to Perth nine times a week. Scoot increased services to the Indian city of Amritsar to four-times a week.