Slight tonnage dip in March at Singapore Changi

Singapore Changi Airport’s tonnage dipped 0.6 per cent in March to 187,550 tonnes, compared to the 188,600 tonnes in the same month last year.

However, in for the first three months of 2018, the gateway registered an increase of 3.6 per cent in tonnage for the quarter, totalling 512,080 tonnes.Tonnage was up 10.7 per cent in January and 1.4 per cent in February.

Among Changi’s top cargo markets, Japan and South Korea were two of the fastest growing by airfreight volume.

Belly freight is set to get a boost as current services have been upped by carriers’ and Qantas started a daily Sydney-London route via Singapore while Lufthansa has begun a new five weekly route to Munich.

Jet Airways has doubled the frequencies of flights to Bangalore from seven to 14 a week and Qantas has increased its Melbourne service from 10 to 14 flights a week.

Last year, Changi handled 2.13 million of tonnages of cargo.