Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) handled 178,000 tonnes of cargo for the month of November 2019, down 6.1 per cent year-on-year.
Cummulative cargo volumes for the first 11 months came in at 1.84 million tonnes. Last year’s full-year volumes totalled 2.15 million tonnes.
Among the new air services at Changi, Jetstar Asia launched a thrice-weekly charter service to Hefei, Singapore’s first connection to the Chinese city. On 1 December 2019, Air New Zealand commenced five seasonal weekly services to Christchurch, which will operate until 22 February 2020.
Singapore Airlines has also launched daily seasonal services to Sapporo, from 30 November 2019 to 7 January 2020.
Aircraft movements in November dipped 1.0 per cent to 32,600 landings and takeoffs with the one bright spot being passenger movements which grew 7.7 per cent to 5.72 million passengers in November 2019, compared to the same period last year.
Among Changi Airport’s top 10 markets, China, Japan and Vietnam traffic led the gainers, with double digit growth. Among the top 10 city routes, Denpasar (Bali) was the fastest growing, with Ho Chi Minh, Taipei and Tokyo registering traffic growth of more than 6.0 per cent.
As at 1 December 2019, more than 100 airlines operate at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to some 380 cities in about 100 countries and territories worldwide. With more than 7,400 weekly scheduled flights, an aircraft takes off or lands at Changi roughly once every 80 seconds.