Mumbai Airport Gets Approval From State Government For 100 Flight Operations Daily
The state government has given a go-ahead to Mumbai International Airport Ltd. to double its flights from today.
The Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL), which operates the country’s second busiest airport, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA), on Monday (June 15), said that the state government has permitted the airport to double its flights from June 16. “GVK MIAL managing Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA), starting June 16, is permitted to cater to a total of 100 domestic commercial passenger flight movements which includes 50 departures and 50 arrivals,” MIAL said in a statement. “The move will also see an increase in the sectors that we are currently handling.”
The Maharashtra government had allowed only 25 takeoffs and 25 landings at the Mumbai Airport when the Union Government gave the domestic airlines permission to resume operations from May 25; two months after the Narendra Modi-led Central Government initiated a lockdown and grounding of flight operations to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. MIAL is a joint venture between GVK-led consortium of Bidvest and Airports Company of South Africa and the state-run Airports Authority of India (AAI).
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