Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (Mumbai Airport) is the second largest airport in the country and is expected to handle more than 1,000 flights per day once regular international operations begin, at according to the Air Traffic Controllers Guild (ATC).
Currently, traffic at Mumbai airport is around 25 percent lower as compared to the pre-Covid period. On July 7, 2018, the airport handled 1,003 flights in 24 hours.
“From an average of 950 flights per day before the pandemic in March 2020, the airport currently handles over 700 arrivals and departures daily,” said Saifullah, Regional Secretary of ATC Guild (India) and South-West Asia Vice President said. , International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers’ Association (IFATCA). India has the third largest airfield in the world. More than 60 percent have sea levels on the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal, and the Indian Ocean.
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“We have around 700 with movements per day, both arrivals and departures, so far, which is also 25 per cent of the shortest movements made during pandemics. Limited number) export is taking place under air bubble agreements, ”Saifullah said while briefing reporters on the 100th anniversary of Air Traffic Control operations.
When he said regular international flights were expected to start soon, he said, “Obviously, we can then handle more than 1,000 transfers on a regular basis.” “He said 23 months ago, air traffic had seen the ups and downs due to the Covid-Pandemic 19, but with the recovery in the traffic seen this season, it was clear to us that it had passed all the peaks. those (of the previous Covid attack). ”
In the wake of the pandemic, domestic flights have been suspended for two months from March 25, 2020, while international commercial flights continue to be suspended from March 23, 2020. Currently , overseas flights to and from India under double-bubble air bubbles. programs.
Includes inputs from PTI