Singapore’s Changi Airport announced that it handled 4.4 million passenger movements in the month of June 2012, up 9.7 percent from last year.
The increase in demand for travel to and from the Middle East, (up 22 percent), South Asia (up 15 percent) and Northeast Asia (up 14 percent) has lead to the passengers increase.
For the first half of 2012, Guangzhou, New Delhi, Beijing, Frankfurt, and Taipei registered the strongest percentage growth, among sectors with at least a quarter of a million passengers during that period.
Cargo remained steady with 153,300 tonnes of airfreight shipped, a change of 0.1 percent on year, for the first six months, shipment volume dropped by 1.0 percent year on year.
Changi Airport has recently welcomed the commencement of airfreight services by Yangtze River Express, the new service will operate eight-weekly services on the A332F aircraft linking Shanghai Pudong to Singapore.
From the 01 July, 100 airlines operate at Changi Airport, linking the lion city to more than 220 cities in 60 countries around the globe.
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: S.P