Singapore's Changi Airport handled 163,000 tonnes of cargo in March, a decrease of 1.8 per cent year on year, according to airport statistics.
Despite a slight dip in cargo movements to and from Europe and south Asia, cargo movements at Changi during the first three months of the year remained stable buoyed by an increase in movements to and from south west Pacific and south east Asia. About 443,900 tonnes of cargo passed through Changi during the period, an increase of 0.6 per cent.
Last month, Singapore's airport managed 4.28 million passenger movements, representing the highest number of passengers ever handled at Changi March. Passenger traffic for the month increased 15.3 per cent year on year, in tandem with the increase in aircraft movements, which grew 10.6 per cent to 27,000.
In the first three months of this year, Changi recorded 12.3 million passenger movements, an increase of 12.9 per cent compared to the corresponding period in 2011. Traffic growth was underpinned by strong travel demand to and from Europe, Middle East, south Asia, north east Asia and south east Asia, regions that saw double-digit growth.
Changi Airport handled 79,500 aircraft movements from January to March this year, up 12.9 per cent year on year.
As of April 1, Changi Airport served 100 airlines operating 6,200 weekly flights connecting Singapore to 220 destinations in 60 countries, according to the Shipping Gazette.