With the upsurge in passenger traffic and states easing travel restrictions, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) has reintroduced five domestic routes to Tier II markets. These five destinations include Bareilly, Vishakhapatnam, Tirupati, Ajmer and Porbandar, adding a major boost in connecting Mumbaikars to the smart cities of the country during these uncertain times.
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With the Government extending flying capacity to 65 per cent, CSMIA has witnessed a surge in travel to the Tier II markets. With states relaxing travel guidelines and offices opening; the migratory travellers are travelling back to their work destination. The initiative undertaken by the Government is in light of the upward passenger trend as flying emerges as a preferred, safe and time-saving mode of transport. Besides, CSMIA witnessed a surge in passenger travel to the Tier II market in the month of July, with sectors such as Hyderabad, Goa and Ahmedabad (Top 3 Tier-II sectors that performed) saw 7%, 5% and 5% passenger traffic respectively to these markets. Furthermore, during this period, the airport observed domestic carriers such as Indigo, Air India and GoAir (name of the Top 3 airlines) catering to over 3,50,000, 80,000 and 46,000 (total number of pax by each airline) passengers through approximately 2,700, 850 and 400 flights respectively to the Tier II markets.
With an aim to maximise passenger delight, CSMIA continues to create distinctiveness through its experiential offering while withstanding the challenges due to the pandemic. The airport has undertaken various safety measures and has implemented numerous SOPs, including the preventive measures laid down by the Government to safeguard the passengers’ wellbeing and curb the spread of the virus. Acting as a key driver in promoting domestic tourism and continuing to work in conjunction with airline operators, CSMIA offers world-class services and facilities to its passengers and leaves them with a memorable experience of their journey through the airport.