Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) in Mumbai said its passenger traffic growth continued in October. The airport reported a 107% recovery in passenger traffic in October compared to October 2019 (pre-pandemic).
In October 2023, CSMIA recorded passenger traffic of over 4.25 million, with a growth of 18% as compared to October 2022 (3.6 million). International passengers at CSMIA alone witnessed a strong 20% growth with more than 1.14 million passengers travelling, in comparison to 0.94 million same period last year. CSMIA witnessed a total of 28,459 ATMs including 21,349 domestic and 7,110 international ATMs in October 2023, witnessing a growth of 2% compared to September 2023 (27,928).
Delhi, Bangalore, and Chennai emerged as the top domestic destination for CSMIA in October 2023, while Dubai, London, and Abu Dhabi remained the most preferred international destinations. Additionally, CSMIA recorded passenger traffic of over 0.55 million on Mumbai – Delhi route alone, witnessing remarkable growth of 22% compared to October 2022 (0.45 million).
IndiGo, Air India, and Vistara emerged as the top airlines with the highest market share in the domestic sector, while in the international sector, IndiGo, Air India, and Emirates maintained their leading positions in terms of market share.
CSMIA significantly expanded its international connectivity with the introduction of new routes. Notably, Uganda Airlines initiated services on the Mumbai-Entebbe route starting from 7th October. Furthermore, Azerbaijan Airlines reinstated operations on Mumbai-Baku route and Air Canada resumed services on Mumbai-London-Toronto route effective 30th October, enhancing global connectivity. Adding to the roster, SpiceJet re-instated operations on the Bangkok route starting from 21 October, contributing to the diverse and convenient travel network available from CSMIA.