Breaking its own single-day record, Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA), one of the world’s busiest single runway airports handled the highest passenger movement of 1,30,374 on 17 September 2022, the highest since the pandemic. The growth in traffic is a result of newer destinations, rising flight movements and an increase in airline capacity at CSMIA.

On 17 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. IndiGo Vistara & Go First catered for the highest passenger traffic, on domestic routes.  As for international, IndiGo, Air India, and Emirates stood among the top 3. Delhi, Bengaluru, and Chennai were the top 3 domestic destinations while Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Singapore remained the top 3 international routes with maximum air traffic.

Adding to the weekend rush, on 18th September 2022, CSMIA again witnessed over 1.3 lakh passengers of which approximately 98,000+ pax travelled domestically while around 32,000 pax were seen travelling on international routes.

According to rating agency Investment Information and Credit Rating Agency of India Limited (ICRA), domestic traffic rose by 5 percent to 1.02 crore in August 2022, indicating that the aviation industry is set on the road to recovery with normalcy in flight operations.

Over the years, CSMIA has strived to stay ahead of its curve and redefine the air travel experience for millions of passengers. With world-class services, passenger-centric facilities, diligent staff, state-of-the-art infrastructure, and the introduction of the latest technologies and services, CSMIA continues to offer passengers a convenient and hassle-free experience. With travel ramping up and more passengers expected to fly, CSMIA endeavours to provide a smooth transit experience for all its passengers through its ‘Gateway to Goodness’.

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