Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA)
With international borders finally open and regular international flights reinstated, Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) witnessed around 6.3 lakh passenger movements in the first month. From 27th March to the 27th of April 2022, Mumbai Airport witnessed nearly 120 daily movements to a total of 41 international destinations.
The first month witnessed a total of around 2.8 lakh international passengers arriving and around 3.5 lakh international passengers departing from CSMIA. Dubai as a destination scored the top position with approx. 1.62 lakh passengers travelling in a month. While Abu Dhabi and Singapore, ranked second and third, witnessed high passenger traffic from CSMIA with 0.43 lakh and 0.40 lakh passenger movement respectively.
For the same time period, a total of 3720 movements to the international routes was observed. IndiGo, Air India and Emirates emerged as the top airlines catering to the highest international passenger traffic to and from CSMIA.
Pre-pandemic, of the total 51 international destinations which CSMIA catered to, 44.8% were Middle Eastern countries, 25.8% Asia Pacific countries, 20% European countries, 5.9% to African countries and 3.5% America based destinations.
Moreover, CSMIA also flagged off its summer schedule on March 27 with approx. 5000 weekly domestic & international flights. This new schedule is set to see an increase of 111% over the operating roster of FY21 from CSMIA. CSMIA’s summer schedule is curated to suit the growing traffic, with almost a 70% rise in the number of flights compared to approx. 418 daily traffic schedule of 2021. From 27th March 2022, all international passengers are required to show only their vaccination certificates to travel internationally, while those without a double vaccination certificate would require a negative RTPCR test report taken not less than 72 hours before boarding the flight. Whereas passengers departing from Mumbai will continue to abide by the norms laid down by the destination country.
With a pent-up demand for travel and the excitement of summer holidays, CSMIA is more than ready to continue to cater to the growing demand. CSMIA endeavours to provide a seamless travel experience to all passengers commuting through the airport, adhering to mandated covid norms and regulations. CSMIA constantly strives to be a Gateway to Goodness and is progressing towards becoming an avenue for best-in-class experiences by offering a therapeutic shopping as well as wholesome food experience, besides providing access to the lounge and Pranaam services.