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Flight Movement Up 14% This Summer Schedule, Infra News, ET Infra

MUMBAI: Airlines currently operate about 966 flights to and from Mumbai airport daily as against the 820 average daily flight movements operated during the ‘summer schedule’ of 2022, thus registering a 14% increase in flight movements.

Airlines operate two flight schedules annually, with the summer schedule which begins from the last Sunday of March and ends in the last Saturday of October, the rest being the winter schedule. This year, the airline’s summer schedule runs from March 26 to October 28. “Increased demand for domestic and international travel movement has fueled the rise in the overall flight operations, which in turn will benefit the travelers from Mumbai and neighboring cities,” said Mumbai International Airport Ltd (MIAL), which shared the data on Thursday.

The summer schedule 2023, will have airlines operate over 6,762 weekly flights, which include additional services to 24 destinations, the spokesperson added. Market leader IndiGo will operate 47% of the weekly flights, followed by Air India with 17% and Vistara with 14% of the weekly flight movements.

“Summer schedule will also witness increased connectivity, with additional 44 movements to Goa, 37 movements to Hyderabad, 31 more movements to Kochi, 28 more movements to Rajkot and Vadodara, among others,” said the MIAL official. “Najaf, Kathmandu, San Francisco, Istanbul, Colombo, Phu Quoc, Danang, among many others, are the newly introduced routes. Fly Baghdad, VietJet, and Azerbaijan have newly commenced operations on this route to Mumbai,” MIAL added.

  • Published On Apr 14, 2023 at 02:24 PM IST

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