Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) has witnessed a robust growth in passenger movements, with nearly 17 million passengers travelling between Jan to June 2022. CSMIA recorded a significant jump in traffic for the H1 CY2022, of close to 132%, as compared to H1 CY2021. The strong revival of operations in 2022 signals the sector steadily moving towards healthy operations as observed in the pre-covid times.
In the H1 of CY 2022, CSMIA played host to a total of approximately 16.84 million passengers. Approximately 1,30,000 flight movements were recorded across domestic and international destinations, with 13.36 million domestic passengers travelling through 97,460 flights. Over 3.48 million passengers flew across 24,910 flights internationally, which is 97% more than that of H1 CY2021, when close to 1.76 million passenger footfalls were registered. May 2022 emerged as the top month for air travel via CSMIA with 21st May 2022, observing the highest single-day traffic of 1,23,442 during the period of CY2022. CSMIA catered to highest international load in June’22 with 8,30,000 passengers observing 124% rise since January’22.
CSMIA has introduced flights to Abu Dhabi, Najaf, Phuket, Warsaw, and Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh City and aims to add 9 new destinations including Bahrain, Ras Al-Khaimah, Toronto and Helsinki among others.
CSMIA also facilitated the movement of a total of 17,552 passengers via the General Aviation terminal (GA Terminal), out of which 15,588 accounted for the domestic traffic and 1,964 accounted for the international passenger traffic, an approximately 44% jump on year. With a total of 6,878 flight movements in the first two quarters of CY2022, the GA terminal witnessed a total of 3432 arrivals and 3446 departures.