MUMBAI: Taking efforts to boost sustainable airport operations, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) in Mumbai has introduced first-of-its-kind ‘Taxiway Z’, a strategically planned initiative which is an extension of the existing taxiway P that augments the airside efficiency and substantially lowers carbon emissions. The airport said the new taxiway significantly cuts the taxi time, thus benefitting both, the airlines and the passenger.
The innovative concept has also received all necessary approvals by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), CSMIA said.
This new capacity enhancement with Taxiway Z makes CSMIA the first in the Asian region to offer a flexible-use apron, allowing the taxiway and parking stand to be used interchangeably. Moreover, by reducing holding time for arrival aircraft, this innovative approach is expected to result in a significant improvement in on-time performance (OTP) by reducing the entry and exit time for the aircraft.
“This pioneering development at CSMIA is a sustainable move as it allows for a drastic cut down in the total taxi time post landing and reduces the carbon footprint, thus reinforcing CSMIA’s commitment towards sustainability. CSMIA’s Taxiway Z has been made fully operational paving the way for the airport to become a global leader in sustainable airport operations while setting new benchmarks for efficiency,” the airport management mentioned in the statement. The Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) is managed by Adani Airport Holdings Limited (AAHL), a subsidiary under the Adani Group.
The airport registered a strong passenger traffic of around 44 million in FY 22-23 with a Y0Y growth of 105 per cent in passenger movement as compared to FY 2022.
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