Dubai-Mumbai is busiest international route

Jun 24, 2018, 08:57 IST | Agencies

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-Mumbai is busiest international route
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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.

The data showed that United Arab Emirates — with Dubai as one of the key cities — constituted almost half of the total international seats from India during the 2017-18 fiscal, "primarily led by migrant workers and business market in the Middle East".

The Dubai-Mumbai sector was followed by the Dubai-Delhi sector with about two million passenger movement. The Dubai-Kochi sector came next with just over one million passenger flow, the data showed.

The growing appeal of Bangkok as a travellers' paradise was reflected in the data compiled by the ministry, as the Delhi-Bangkok route came at the fourth place with about one million passengers travelling 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.

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Nearly two dozen Air India flights were delayed across its network including at IGI Airport after a technical glitch in the check-in software hampered operations, an airline spokesperson said. The departure of 23 flights were affected and the delays stretched from 15-30 minutes, the spokesperson said.

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