Singapore Airport Passengers, Freight Up

March 21, 2012

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Passenger traffic at Singapore's Changi Airport, Asia's second-largest after Hong Kong, rose 11.2 percent in February from a year earlier, partly boosted by the bi-annual Singapore Airshow.

Traffic between Singapore and the Middle East grew by more than 20 percent. The Americas, Europe, South Asia and Southeast Asia also registered double-digit traffic growth.

Cargo movements rebounded after January figures fell due to the Lunar New Year holiday, rising 12.4 percent from February 2011.

Changi serves more than 100 airlines and is a base for several carriers including Singapore Airlines, Tiger Airways and Qantas' JetStar Asia.

(Reuters)