Changi sees slight growth in May

Changi Airport

Changi Airport has seen a small increase in cargo volumes in May, rising by 0.3 per cent following two strong months.

Cargo volumes increased from 157,000 tonnes in May 2015 to 157,500 tonnes this year. The May figures follow two strong months, with March seeing a 5.2 per cent increase while April was up 7.2 per cent.

The airport has seen volumes increase in each month of 2016, with January seeing a four per cent increase and February was also up 0.1 per cent. Year-to-date cargo volumes have increased by 3.4 per cent to 787,200 tonnes.

Since the start of May, Changi has welcomed thrice-weekly services to the Indian city of Amritsar, served by Scoot starting on 24 May, Garuda Indonesia started daily flights to Medan on 14 June and West Air increased frequencies to Chongqing from three times a week to five on 27 May.