Double digit cargo growth for Changi in July

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Changi Airport has shot back into double-digit year-on-year growth with an 11.2 per cent increase in cargo volumes in July.

The Singapore airport handled 179,550 tonnes in July, compared to 161,400 tonnes in the same month last year, with all months of 2017 registering year-on-year growth.

July saw the second strongest year-on-year increase after May, which was up 12.6 per cent, while January saw the smallest rise, up 0.5 per cent.

March also posted a 10.2 per cent improvement, with all other months registering single digit increases.

Year-to-date cargo volumes are up by 7.5 per cent to just under 1.2 million tonnes.

Changi did not welcome any new services or routes but Singapore Airlines increased weekly frequencies to Melbourne to 31 and Dhaka to 10.

More than 100 airlines operate at Changi, connecting Singapore with 380 cities in 90 countries and territories worldwide.

It has more than 7,000 weekly scheduled flights and an aircraft takes off or lands at Changi around every 90 seconds.