By Madhup. Mumbai, 14th Oct: Now, Mumbai will play the host city and Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) the host airport for Routes Asia 2013. It is expected to bring a number of visitors to Mumbai from the airline, airport and tourism industry to discuss and explore the opportunities for airline route development.
Mumbai International Airport MD and Vice Chairman GVK said, “We are pleased to inform that CSIA has been selected as the host airport for Routes Asia 2013. As one of the busiest airports in South Asia, CSIA has also emerged as one of the most significant aviation hubs in the region given both the increase in passenger traffic and number of carriers flying to Mumbai.”
“As key to the regional strategy of leading corporates, it will be further enhanced upon the completion of the state-of-the-art integrated passenger terminal T2 in 2013. The choice of CSIA as a host airport also helps to reinforce its position as India’s foremost airport at the cutting edge of comfort, technology and design” he said.
Mumbai International Airport, CEO, Mr. Rajeev Jain said, “Hosting Routes Asia 2013 will give us the opportunity to showcase a diverse group of industry professionals across the globe thereby providing tremendous tourism-related economic benefits.”
“It will enable us to share relevant expertise and build relationships with industry partner including airlines. Over 17 years of its existence, with a total of 48 international passenger airlines, and 7 domestic passenger airlines currently operating more than 680 flights a day while directly linking Mumbai to 83 airports in India and worldwide, CSIA offers unmatched connectivity” he adds.
CSIA catered to 29.07 million passengers with a growth rate of 14% and 670,235 tonnes of cargo which grew at the rate of 15% for FY 2010 – 11. Mumbai International Airport Pvt. Ltd’s (MIAL) vision is to transform CSIA into one of the world’s best airports that consistently delights customers and to be the pride of Mumbai.