Changi cargo climbs
SINGAPORE’S Changi Airport handled 157,500 tonnes of airfreight in May – a 3.5 per cent increase year-on-year.
Cargo shipments increased by 0.8 per cent to 755,400 tonnes in the first five months of this year, says a company statement.
More than 100 carriers operate at the facility, which connects Singapore to 290 cities in some 75 countries worldwide.
Recent new carriers include VietJet Air, which has launched a daily Ho Chi Minh City-Singapore service. Tigerair and SilkAir commenced thrice-weekly services to Xi’an, China and Kalibo, Philippines, respectively.
Singapore Airlines has resumed its seasonal twice-weekly service to Athens, adds the statement.