Changi cargo volumes dip 0.6% in March

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Cargo volumes at Changi Airport have dipped by 0.6 per cent year-on-year in March, handling 187,550 tonnes.

In the first quarter, cargo increased by 3.6 per cent to 512,100 tonnes, having seen 10.7 per cent year-on-year growth in January to 175,600 tonnes, followed by growth of 1.4 per cent in February to 148,900 tonnes.

Japan and South Korea were amongst the fastest growing markets for airfreight volumes. Changi’s summer schedule started on 25 March with new flights and increased services on existing routes.

Singapore Airlines has increased services to Cape Town, South Africa from four times a week to seven, and will fly to Dusseldorf, Germany four times a week instead of three.

Jet Airways is now flying to Bangalore, India 14 times a week, and Air India Express will now fly to Madurai seven times a week.

Qantas has increased frequencies to Melbourne, Australia from 10 times a week to 14, and has launched daily flights to London.

Lufthansa has also started five flights a week to Munich, Germany.