Mumbai International Airport sees traffic hit post-COVID high

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PacificSignifying strong growth, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) witnessed a remarkable performance in terms of passenger traffic for the month of June 2023. The airport observed 107% recovery in passenger traffic in June compared to June 2019. CSMIA continues to strengthen its unrivalled position as a leader of aviation excellence with substantial surge in both domestic and international passenger numbers. This achievement serves as an enduring testament to CSMIA’s capabilities, reinforcing its position as a frontrunner in the aviation landscape of India.

The passenger traffic observed in the month of June further compliments CSMIA’s monumental growth, recording an approx. total of 4.19 million passengers -with arrivals comprising approx. 2.14 million and departures comprising 2.04 million passengers. CSMIA observed a 33% growth in total passenger numbers in June 2023, compared to June 2022. Additionally, with 1.1 Mn international passengers, CSMIA witnessed 39% growth, in comparison to 0.8 Mn same period last year.

CSMIA has also observed a significant rise in Air Traffic Movements (ATMs). June 2023 alone recorded a total of 26,459 ATMs, thereby strengthening its position as a cornerstone of the aviation industry.

Delhi emerged as the top domestic travel destination, with 499,916 passengers. This was closely followed by Bangalore and Chennai, augmenting Mumbai Airport’s undisputed status as a premier gateway, providing non-stop and seamless connections to prominent cities across the country.

Considering the international arena, Dubai continued to be ranked as the top destination with 197,206 passengers, encompassing both arrivals and departures. London Heathrow and Abu Dhabi also catered to a high number of passengers ranking amongst the top three. Additionally, in the same period Middle East led the region wise traffic share with 36% share, followed by Australia (22%), Europe (18%) and North America (16%). This data is a testament to the strong surge in travel demand for aviation industry supporting passengers seeking travel opportunities.

On 10 June 2023, CSMIA witnessed significant passenger movement, with the highest daily traffic recorded with 148,981 passengers travelling through the airport. This includes 107,939 domestic passengers while international travellers stood at 41,042.


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