In what spells good news, at least for the travel sector, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) recorded a 60% rise in passenger traffic in June as compared to May, this year. With an ease in restrictions, travelers are making holiday plans. This indicates that things are going back to normal.
In a press statement, the airport authority said that CSMIA has played host to 72,61,158 passengers over 77,797 flights across domestic and international destinations in the first six months of 2021. During this time, the airport has catered to 64,87,066 domestic passengers across 63,992 flights and over 7,74,092 international passengers.
Dubai emerged as the most popular international destination with over 2,13,770 passengers flying to and from CSMIA, the statement read. This was followed by Newark with over 88,010 and Heathrow with 75,470 passengers, respectively. Similarly, among the domestic destinations, Delhi saw the highest movements with over 9,46,890 passengers, followed by Goa with 5,42,350 and Bengaluru with 4,32,180 passengers, respectively.
While the passenger traffic is increasing steadily, the majority of Indian states as well as international countries require a negative RT-PCR certificate.
CSMIA has set up the RT-PCR testing counter in the premises to facilitate the processing of the sample for a quick turnaround. The additional facility has been introduced for the convenience and offering a speedy report to the arriving passengers.