During the Diwali weekend, Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) saw a significant increase in passenger traffic, setting new records.
The airport achieved a celebratory record with 516,562 passenger movements between November 11 and November 13.
Additionally, on November 11, CSMIA handled 1,032 Air Traffic Movements (ATMs), setting a new record for a single day.
Travel increased throughout the holiday season, and from November 11 to November 13, CSMIA handled 516,562 passenger movements. Of these, 162,021 passengers traveled internationally while 354,541 passengers traveled domestically, according to a statement released by CSMIA authorities.
“The airport’s importance as a major travel hub is reflected in the increased passenger traffic, which was partly caused by the extended Diwali holiday,” they stated.
According to officials, CSMIA played host to a total of 2,894 ATMs during the Diwali weekend (from November 11 to 13), comprising 2,137 domestic flights and 757 international flights. The top domestic destinations included Delhi, Bengaluru, and Chennai, while internationally, Dubai, London, Abu Dhabi, and Singapore were among the preferred choices for travellers.
The record-breaking day on November 11th saw CSMIA catering to a total of 161,419 passengers, with 107,765 on domestic flights and 53,680 on international flights. This influx highlights CSMIA’s capability to manage increased air traffic with precision, all while maintaining high standards of safety, security, and passenger service,” authorities said in a statement.
Over the course of the Diwali weekend (November 11–13), officials report that 2,894 ATMs were hosted by CSMIA. This included 2,137 domestic flights and 757 overseas flights. Delhi, Bengaluru, and Chennai were the most popular domestic travel destinations; Dubai, London, Abu Dhabi, and Singapore were the most popular foreign travel destinations.
On November 11th, CSMIA handled 161,419 passengers in total—107,765 on domestic flights and 53,680 on international flights—setting a new record for the day. The authorities released a statement saying, “This influx highlights CSMIA’s capability to manage increased air traffic with precision, all while maintaining high standards of safety, security, and passenger service.”