Teo Chee inaugurates Singapore Airshow 2018

ANI | Updated: Feb 07, 2018 17:55 IST

Singapore [Singapore], Feb. 7 (ANI): Singapore Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security Teo Chee Hean inaugurated the Singapore Airshow 2018 here on Wednesday.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Hean said, "The International Air Transport Association has forecast continued strong growth in passenger traffic in the region, with more than half of new passengers coming from the Asia-Pacific region. Air traffic flows within ASEAN, have almost doubled since the signing of the ASEAN Air Services Agreement in 2009. With all ASEAN countries have ratified the Agreement in 2016, we will have achieved the objective of ASEAN Open Skies, giving an added boost to connectivity."

"Carriers and aircraft using Changi Airport have also benefited from this growth momentum. Last year, Changi Airport reached new milestones of 62.2 a million passengers and more than 2.1 million tonnes of international air cargo," he added.

Singapore Airshow is open to the Public on 10 and 11 February 2018, visitors can look forward to a wide range of exciting activities including static aircraft on display and the aerobatic flying displays.

There will also be meet-the-pilot sessions where visitors can take photos and get their autographs. (ANI)