Mumbai Airport Passenger Surge and Route Expansion, October 2023

In October 2023, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA, IATA: BOM, ICAO: VABB) in Mumbai continued to see an increase in passenger traffic, reporting a recovery of 107% compared to the pre-pandemic levels of October 2019.


The airport recorded over 4.25 million passengers in October 2023, marking an 18% increase from the 3.6 million passengers in October 2022. International travel at CSMIA also saw a significant 20% increase, with more than 1.14 million passengers compared to 0.94 million during the same period the previous year. The total number of Air Traffic Movements (ATMs) at CSMIA in October 2023 was 28,459, including 21,349 domestic and 7,110 international ATMs, showing a 2% growth from September 2023 (27,928).


The top domestic destinations from CSMIA in October 2023 were Delhi, Bangalore, and Chennai, while the most popular international destinations remained Dubai, London, and Abu Dhabi. The Mumbai-Delhi route alone recorded over 0.55 million passengers, showing a significant growth of 22% compared to October 2022 (0.45 million). In terms of airlines, IndiGo, Air India, and Vistara had the highest market share in the domestic sector, while IndiGo, Air India, and Emirates led in the international sector.


CSMIA also expanded its international connectivity with the introduction of new routes. Notably, Uganda Airlines started services on the Mumbai-Entebbe route from 7th October. Azerbaijan Airlines resumed operations on the Mumbai-Baku route and Air Canada restarted services on the Mumbai-London-Toronto route from 30th October, enhancing global connectivity. Additionally, SpiceJet resumed operations on the Bangkok route from 21 October, adding to the diverse travel network available from CSMIA.

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