Tuesday, January 25, 2022

With 1.9 crore flyers, Mumbai airport becomes India's second busiest in 2021

Mumbai: Mumbai airport is the second busiest airport in the country after Delhi with 1.9 crore passengers being handled in 2021.

On around 1.6 lakh flights, Mumbai airport handled nearly 1.9 crore passengers between January and December 2021. Out of this, approximately 88 per cent or 1.7 crore were domestic passengers across 1.4 lakh flights, Mumbai International Airport Ltd said, according to a report published by The Times of India (TOI).

Meanwhile, Bengaluru became the third busiest airport by clocking 1.6 crore passengers on 1.5 lakh flights.

International and domestic travel was severely hit in 2021 as well. While Mumbai airport handled 24 lakh international passengers, Bengaluru airport handled just 9 lakh.

After the second covid wave in April-May 2021, the recovery in domestic air travel saw Mumbai airport register an over 117% increase in traffic in July-December with around 10.9 million passengers, as against around 5 million in the same period in 2020, Mumbai International Airport Ltd (MIAL) shared in its data.

For Mumbai airport, the last three quarters of the calendar year (CY) 2021 cumulatively witnessed around 19 lakh international passengers, which is approximately 174% more than that of 2020 when over 7 lakh footfalls were registered, it added.

25/01/22 India Today

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