Passenger traffic picks up pace at Mumbai international airport ahead of the festive season.
Among the festive season just almost the corner and with countries across the globe joining down travel restrictions, August witnessed a surge in the number of tourists traveling during Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International airport (CSMIA).
“Over 1.5 million travelers have traveled in and out of CSMIA in August, in comparison to 4 lakh tourists who traveled in August 2020.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International airport
Operating tirelessly through the pandemic, the airport has been regularly striving to give uninterrupted connectivity to travelers while creating a haven for its passengers and employees.
- During the festive season, CSMIA played host to a sum of approximately 15,87,150 travelers with flights across domestic and international destinations in August. In this month, the airport has provided to approximately 14,02,369 domestic passengers and 1,84,787 flew international locations,” an airport official said.
Passengers arrived at CSMIA in August,
“About 7,85,479 passengers arrived at CSMIA in August, while 8,01,677 passengers departed from CSMIA to various domestic and international destinations.
CSMIA registered Delhi, Bangalore, and Goa as emerging as the most traveled domestic destinations from CSMIA with 2,42,085, 1,11,026, and 95,089 tourists respectively.
While Doha developed as the top international destination with approximately 41,410 passengers to and from CSMIA.
This was followed by Dubai and Male with 37,126 and 18,190 passengers individually, traveling internationally from Mumbai.
Indigo, Air India, and Vistara carried the highest number of tourists on domestic routes while Qatar Airways, Indigo, and Air India catered to the majority of passengers internationally,” the official added
Among festivals like Raksha Bandhan, Janmashtami, and Onam falling during the weekend in August, CSMIA witnessed an upward trend of passengers traveling over the weekend.
CSMIA registered Goa as emerging as the most leading visited destination with 22,078 passengers which was happened by Srinagar, Jammu, and Leh during the weekend of August 2021.
Moreover, an upward trend in the number of passengers traveling for leisure locally and internationally is expected in the next months, with a number of festivals and the holiday season growing up.
“With easing down of restrictions, there has been an increase in traveler traffic, and thus, a majority of Indian states and international countries need a negative RT-PCR certificate.
To get one’s travel hassle-free, CSMIA has established many counters of testing facilities at Terminal 2 for international and domestic passengers.
Since its launch in September 2020, CSMIA has added new facilities and explored various avenues to accommodate and reduce dwell time for tourists awaiting the reports.
For travelers wanting a quicker result, CSMIA also has a facility for an express test that gives prompt & accurate diagnosis in 13 minutes,” the official said.
- “Moreover, CSMIA has taken a step further towards passenger safety by allowing Mylab Discovery Solutions a space to set up the RT-PCR testing counter and to facilitate the processing of the sample for a quick turnaround.
The additional facility has been introduced for convenience and offering a speedy report to the arriving passengers.
The RT-PCR test facility at CSMIA for both arriving and departing travelers a boon for passenger concerns concerningthe various quarantine management across borders,” the official added.
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source : The times of India