Dubai-Mumbai busiest international route; witnesses 2.5mn passengers in FY 2017-18
The Dubai-Mumbai air sector witnessed the highest flow of passengers at about 2.5 million during the 2017-18 financial year, primarily led by migrant workers, according to data released by the Ministry of Civil Aviation. The route took the pole position in a list of top 10 international destinations that are connected to Indian cities by both Indian and foreign air carriers.
Dubai-Delhi sector followed Dubai-Mumbai
The data showed that the United Arab Emirates, with Dubai as one of the key cities, constituted almost half of the total international seats from India in FY2017-18, "primarily led by migrant-workers and business market in the Middle East". Dubai-Mumbai sector was followed by the Dubai-Delhi sector with about 2mn passenger movement. The Dubai-Kochi sector came next with just over one million passenger flow.
Delhi-Bangkok takes the fourth place
The Delhi-Bangkok route came in at the fourth place with about one million passengers traveling between these two cities during the financial year. The Dubai-Hyderabad route came in at the fifth place and it was followed the London-Delhi route. According to the Ministry of Civil Aviation data, the London-Mumbai route took the seventh spot, followed by Dubai-Chennai, Singapore-Chennai, and Colombo-Chennai, respectively.
Mumbai-Delhi sees highest flow of passengers in Asia-Pacific region
In the domestic sector, Mumbai-Delhi route, considered one of the busiest airline corridors in Asia Pacific region, topped the chart with seven million air passengers traveling in this sector during the last financial year.