Singapore’s Changi gateway reports steady demand
Last week, Singapore Changi International airport released its cargo traffic statistics for June, with the South-east Asian gateway reporting cargo throughput of 153,300 tonnes – a marginal improvement of 0.1 percent year-on-year.
There was a total of 26,700 landings and take-offs at the gateway during the month – an increase of 6.4 percent over the same month of 2011.
However, over the course of the first half of 2012, Changi’s freight traffic actually declined by 1 percent year-on-year.
June saw Yangtze River Express, the Chinese cargo carrier, inaugurate services to the Singaporean gateway.
It will fly an eight times a week A330-200 freighter service linking Shanghai Pudong and Changi airports, by way of Bangkok and Chongqing.
The Singapore hub now boasts links to 25 cities in China, in addition to 11 Indian destinations, making it the most connected gateway in South-east Asia between the two powerhouse economies.