Breaking its own single-day record, Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA), handled the movement of 1,30,374 passengers on 17 September, the highest since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.
As informed by a news report from IANS, the growth is a result of newer destinations, rising flight movements and an increase in airline capacity at the airport. On17 September, close to 95,080 passengers travelled through Terminal 2 (T2) and 35,294 were witnessed travelling through Terminal 1 (T1) with 839 total flight movements on this day.
On domestic routes, IndiGo, Vistara, and Go First catered to the highest passenger traffic. As for international, IndiGo, Air India, and Emirates stood among the top three airlines. Delhi, Bengaluru, and Chennai were the top three domestic destinations, while Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Singapore remained the top three international routes with maximum air traffic.
Adding to the weekend rush on September 18, the Mumbai airport again witnessed over 1.3 lakh passengers of which approximately 98,000 passengers travelled domestically while around 32,000 others were seen travelling on international routes.
According to rating agency Investment Information and Credit Rating Agency of India Limited (ICRA), domestic traffic rose to 5 per cent to 1.02 crore in August 2022, indicating that the aviation industry is set on the road to recovery with normalcy in flight operations.