As the bustling festive and holiday season for the year unfolds, it introduces a time of lively celebrations. This also foresees a significant rise in domestic passenger numbers at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA), serving as a transit hub for all major destinations.
CSMIA is geared up to provide an extensive network of travel options for its passengers in the upcoming Winter schedule of 2023. Starting from October 29, 2023, until March 30, 2024, the winter schedule will witness many new destinations getting connected from Mumbai on the domestic and international front offering more than 975 movements daily. With an impressive connectivity offering connecting travellers to 115 differentdestinations, CSMIA is fully committed to enhancing connectivity and ensuring a seamless journey for all its passengers during this joyous season.
The passenger traffic in 2023 has demonstrated the industry’s resilience and its remarkable bounce back from the challenges posed by the pandemic. With increased travel on both domestic and international routes, CSMIA is expected to experience around 8% increase in daily flight movements to and from the airport, vis-à-vis winter schedule of 2022.
Furthermore, CSMIA is expanding flight operations with new expected international routes to Almaty and Bali and Resumption of operations by Air Canada and Azerbaijan Airlines. Passengers travelling to and from Mumbai now have access to a range of thrilling vacation destinations, including Entebbe, Lagos, and various other enticing African destinations.
Travelers can choose from a variety of destinations, including tropical destinations such as the Maldives, the vibrant cities of Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi in Vietnam, the idyllic islands of Mauritius and Seychelles, and Tokyo for a blend of winter sun and urban adventures. Subsequently, Emirates also introduced its Premium Economy cabin class in India on October 19th, commencing from CSMIA as its initial hub. The airline will officially roll out this cabin class starting October 30th.Additionally, below are new airlines / routes that commenced operations during Summer’23:
Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi
Jakarta and Nairobi
In terms of the airlines, IndiGo emerges as the frontrunner with a market share of 38% from CSMIA. Followed by Air India with 18%, and Vistara standing strong at 3rd position with 15% market share.
CSMIA, enriched by its world-class offerings like Pranaam services, guarantees passengers a consistently smooth and well-guided transit experience. Thanks to the streamlined procedures enabled by DigiYatra, travellers can expect a stress-free and efficient journey. Moreover, CSMIA’s enhanced transfer infrastructure has significantly increased processing capacity while minimizing wait times, culminating in a travel experience that is both seamless and secure for passengers.
With the aviation industry poised for record-breaking traffic, CSMIA is committed to providing passengers travelling in and out of Mumbai with top-notch hospitality for an effortless and relaxed travel experience. The robust winter schedule underscores CSMIA’s dedication to offering year-round connectivity and creating memorable journeys for every passenger.