Changi sees 1.8% uplift in volumes

Changi Airfreight Centre

Singapore’s Changi Airport has seen volumes increase by 1.8 per cent year-on-year (YOY) in October to 162,500 tonnes, the second month in a row to see improvements after the mid-year slump.

The year had started strongly for Changi, with a one per cent YOY increase in January to 151,800 tonnes and a 7.3 per cent rise in February to 136,000 tonnes. Changi, like other airlines and airports in Asia had been helped by the US West coast seaport strike creating extra demand for airfreight.

March saw a slump of 4.2 per cent to 162,700 tonnes, because of weakness in the region, before an increase in April followed by four months of falls.

Changi has seen new and increased services from airlines during October and November. Air China started daily flights to Yinchuan via Chengdu on 25 October and Spring Airlines has resumed four times a week services to Shanghai.

Singapore Airlines has increased Indian services with 17 flights a week to Mumbai. Scoot started five times a week services to Melbourne (Australia) on 1 November using a Boeing 787-900 Dreamliner.