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Changi's airfreight drops in first quarter

By control on April 23, 2013

Singapore Changi Airport had a 2.2 percent decline in airfreight movements for the first quarter of 2013 compared to a year ago.

In the first quarter, 434,000 tonnes of cargo were handled. In March, a total of 167,200 tonnes of cargo were handled at Changi Airport, an increase of 2.5 percent compared to March 2012.

For summer 2013, growth in travel demand within Asia will see capacity on several sectors being boosted, including Bangkok, with the addition of up to seven weekly services on some routes. Direct flights to Myanmar's second largest city, Mandalay, have recently begun.