Wednesday, March 03, 2021

55,000 passengers flown from Mumbai airport to Maldives since Aug

Mumbai: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) has witnessed over 55,000 passengers fly to Maldives from Mumbai since the commencement of air services on the route, under the air bubble agreement, from August last year, the aerodrome operator said on Wednesday.

The ease in travel restrictions have made Maldives a preferred destination among leisure travellers, CSMIA said.

Earlier in the day, full-service carrier Vistara started its three-times-a-week flight services on the route under the air bubble agreement between India and Maldives.

CSMIA is witnessing a steady increase in passenger traffic from Mumbai to the Maldives, with 56,000 passengers flying between the two destinations on around 410 flights operated till date, the private airport operator said in a statement.

The airport is expanding its existing reach to Male in Maldives by adding a new flight operated by Vistara, from March 3, it added.

Since the resurgence in travel demand and ease in travel restrictions, Maldives has emerged as a preferred destination for passengers travelling from Mumbai, it said.

03/03/21 PTI/Outlook

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