Singapore Changi Airport’s airfreight throughput grew moderately at 1.8 per cent to reach 180,490 tonnes in May, compared to the same month last year.
The monthly growth rate is below the overall year-to-date increase of 3.4 per cent in the first five months of 2018 with 872,000 tonnes handled.
This year has seen some inconsistent growth rate figures each month with the highest 10.7 per cent in January, and the lowest a 0.6 per cent fall in March.
In May, Changi Airport welcomed a new city belly link – Warsaw, with LOT Polish Airlines launching a three times weekly service between Singapore and Warsaw. This is also Singapore’s first non-stop link to Poland.
As at 1 June 2018, more than 100 airlines operate, connecting Singapore to some 400 cities in about 100 countries and territories worldwide. With more than 7,200 weekly scheduled flights, an aircraft takes off or lands at Changi roughly once every 80 seconds.