Mumbai International Airport Witnesses 107 Per Cent Recovery And 18 YoY Growth in October 2023 Passenger Traffic!
Mumbai: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) maintains an impressive growth momentum in terms of passenger traffic for the month of October 2023. Fuelled by its excellent connectivity and world-class infrastructure, the airport observed 107 per cent recovery in passenger traffic in October 23, as compared to Oct’19 (pre-pandemic). CSMIA continues to affirm its leadership in aviation excellence with an upward trend in both domestic and international passenger numbers, solidifying its prominent position in India's aviation landscape.
In October 2023, CSMIA recorded passenger traffic of over 4.25 million, with a growth of 18% as compared to October 2022 (3.6 Mn). International passengers at CSMIA alone witnessed a strong 20% growth with more than 1.14 Mn passengers travelling, in comparison to 0.94 Mn 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 destinations 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 MN on the Mumbai – Delhi route, witnessing a remarkable growth of 22% compared to Oct’ 22(0.45MN).
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 the Mumbai-Baku route and Air Canada resumed services on the Mumbai-London-Toronto route effective 30th October, enhancing global connectivity. Adding to the roster, SpiceJet re-instated operations on the Bangkok route starting from 21st October, contributing to the diverse and convenient travel network available from CSMIA.
The recent passenger traffic figures at CSMIA, underscore the airport's remarkable progress in the aviation sector. This exponential growth reaffirms the airport’s commitment to providing across-the-globe connections, world-class hospitality, and services, at the same time ensuring safety and security with paramount importance, leading to a seamless transit for all. As it continues to soar to new heights, CSMIA remains committed to surpassing passenger expectations and establishing new benchmarks for excellence in the global aviation landscape.