Singapore Changi Airport handled 190,000 tonnes of cargo for the month of October, up 2.1 per cent year-on-year.
The airport also saw a new cargo service calling, with the start of FedEx Express’ four-times weekly freighter flights between Singapore and Sydney on 31 October.
FedEx says the new service is in response to customer demand for increased capacity, particularly for heavyweight shipments.
The express and logistics giant adds that customers in Singapore and Australia will benefit from the increased capacity and reliability to transport retail freight, healthcare (cool chain), perishables, and lithium ion battery shipments between both markets.
Other service changes on the passenger side saw Garuda Indonesia commencing a four-times weekly service between Belitung, Indonesia and Singapore, a new city link for Changi, while Air India Express started operating a four-times weekly service to India’s Bangalore.
Connectivity to the US was strengthened with Singapore Airlines’ and United Airlines’ seven additional services to Los Angeles and San Francisco respectively. Singapore Airlines and Air New Zealand also jointly launched a third daily service to Auckland from 28 October.
Meanwhile, Changi saw a 4.3 per cent rise in passenger movements to 5.38 million passengers in October while aircraft movements were 3.2 per cent higher at 32,800 landings and takeoffs.