Slight cargo increase in September at Singapore Changi

Singapore Changi Airport handled 184,700 tonnes of cargo in September – a slight 0.6 per cent increase on the 183,600 tonnes processed in September last year.

During the first nine months of 2018, 1.59 million tonnes of airfreight throughput was shipped through Changi, a rise of 2.3 per cent year-on-year.

Among Changi’s top 10 cargo markets, India (+9 per cent) and Japan (+6 per cent) were among the fastest growing. Growth was registered for all cargo (export, import and transhipment flows).

This month saw the launch of the world’s longest commercial belly flight from Changi when Singapore Airlines started a service on 11 October to New York’s Newark Liberty International Airport.

The 15,329 kilometre, 19-hour flight has been added back to the carrier’s network after it was grounded in 2013, utilising an Airbus A350-900 ULR.