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Chhatrapati shivaji international airport mumbai   GVK   Vol no. 2 | Issue no. 3 | January 2018
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Connecting Mumbai Quarterly eNewsletter
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What’s New at CSMIA
 
Launch of operations by KLM
On 30th October 2017, KLM recommenced direct Mumbai-Amsterdam operations at CSMIA after a gap of 16 years. The airline is operating a 294-seater Boeing 787-900 aircraft, thrice a week.
Launch of operations by KLM
A welcome ceremony was arranged by MIAL to welcome the 1st flight of KLM on 30th October, 2017. The event was graced by Mr. Guido Tielman, Dutch Consul General and Mr. Peter Elbers, CEO of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, along with senior management of KLM.
 
Aircraft Upgrade by Cathay Pacific Airlines
Aircraft Upgrade by Cathay Pacific Airlines
On 30th Oct, 2017, Cathay Pacific Airlines has upgraded their aircraft from A330 to B777-300ER on Mumbai-Hong Kong sector. This upgrade marks a 21% increase in passenger capacity and 67% increase in cargo capacity out of Mumbai on Cathay Pacific flights.
 
Additional Frequency by SriLankan Airlines
Additional Frequency by SriLankan Airlines
SriLankan Airlines has added its second daily frequency from 29th Oct, 2017 with A330-300 aircraft. This additional frequency takes the daily capacity to 648 seats between Mumbai and Colombo. The event was graced by Consulate General of Sri Lanka - Mrs. Saroja Sirisena along with the senior officials of SriLankan Airlines.
 
Jet Airways introduces 3rd Daily Frequency on Mumbai-London
Jet Airways introduces 3rd Daily Frequency on Mumbai-London
On 29th Oct, 2017, Jet Airways launched third daily service from Mumbai to London-Heathrow. This additional service complements the airline's existing operations to the British capital from Mumbai, making Jet Airways the only Indian carrier to operate thrice daily services between India's financial epicenter and London Heathrow. The inaugural ceremony was graced by Mr. Paul Carter - Head of Post-British Deputy High Commission, Bollywood Actress Kajol, Mr. Praveen Iyer - VP - Commercial Planning, Sales and Whole time director Mr. Gaurang Shetty.
 
Mumbai Airport celebrates Air France's 70 years of service in India
Mumbai Airport celebrates Air France's 70 years of service in India
On 28th November 2017, a grand ceremony was organized by Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSMIA), to celebrate Air France's 70 years of service in India. This event was graced by Mr. Jean Marc Janaillac : Air France-KLM CEO and senior delegation of the Air France-KLM, Mr. Pieter Elbers KLM CEO also joined the grand occasion later that night. Air France currently offers daily flights from Mumbai to Charles de Gaulle, Paris on a B777-200 aircraft (280 seats), a long range wide body aircraft and is increasing its presence in India with its partner Jet Airways.
 
Launch of operations by TruJet
Launch of operations by TruJet
On 16th November, 2017, TruJet commenced their daily Mumbai-Nanded operations on a ATR-72 aircraft under Regional Connectivity Scheme -Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik 2017 (RCS-UDAN 2017).The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) released the National Civil Aviation Policy 2016 (NCAP 2016), One of the objectives of NCAP 2016 is to “enhance regional connectivity through fiscal support and infrastructure development”. The inaugural flight had interesting mix of passengers like Vetran Bollywood actor Jeetendra, Aditya Pancholi, Mukesh Rishi and many other Bollywood celebrities. Daily service by TruJet will not only establish an integrated eco-system between Mumbai and interiors of Maharashtra but also lead to significant growth of passenger traffic between the two regions, promoting tourism, employment and providing a balanced regional growth.
 
Launch of operations by Air Deccan
Launch of operations by Air Deccan
On 23rd December 2017, Air Deccan's maiden flight from Mumbai to Jalgaon reignites the dream to provide connectivity to all parts of Maharashtra as well as other regions of the country on a Beachcraft B-1900D aircraft. The inaugural was graced by Maharashtra Revenue Minister Mr. Chandrakant Patil along with Air Deccan chairman Captain G R Gopinath and other senior officials. In the first phase of operations, Air Deccan provides connectivity from Mumbai to Jalgaon and Nashik.
 
ADDITIONAL FREQUENCIES
 
Route Airlines Weekly Frequencies
Mumbai-Colombo SriLankan Airlines 7
Mumbai-London Jet Airways 7
Mumbai-Riyadh Jet Airways 7
Mumbai-Kuwait Jet Airways 7
Mumbai-Delhi Jet Airways 7
Mumbai-Bengaluru IndiGo 7
Mumbai-Hyderabad IndiGo 7
Mumbai-Kolkata IndiGo 7
Mumbai-Delhi SpiceJet 7
Mumbai-Shirdi Alliance Air 7
Mumbai-Hubballi Air India 7
Mumbai-Nanded TruJet 7
Mumbai-Nashik Air Deccan 6
Mumbai-Jalgaon Air Deccan 6
TRAFFIC PERFORMANCE
 
Mumbai Airport Awarded Prestigious Sword of Honour Award
Mumbai Airport Awarded Prestigious Sword of Honour Award
On 24th November, 2017, Mumbai Airport was awarded a Sword of Honour, which is bestowed to companies which have demonstrated excellence in the management of health and safety risks at work. In order to compete for the Sword of Honour, an organization first has to achieve the maximum five stars in the British Safety Council’s health and safety management audit scheme in the period August 2016 – July 2017and then demonstrate to an independent panel of experts that they are excellent in their health and safety management throughout the business – from the shop floor to the boardroom. Mumbai Airport would like to congratulate its staff for their huge commitment to keep the workplace safe and healthy and minimize risks to the environment from their organizations’ day-to-day activities.
 
Mumbai Airport welcomed 14 new retail outlets
METRO   SAMSUNG   GOODWYN
DuringQ3 FY2017-18, Mumbai Airport welcomed 14 new retail outlets like Samsung, Sunglass Hut, WHSmith, Hamleys, Goodwyn Tea, Cookie Man, Metro Shoes, Crocs etc. Metro Shoes brand has strong presence in all categories i.e. premium fashion, lifestyle, casuals and sports, enhancing the footwear segment at Mumbai Airport. Goodwyn Tea is a producer owned tea brand born out of the passion to bring the freshest teas to tea lovers directly from our sprawling tea estates in Assam. A Samsung experience store housing Harman Kardon products as well is now live at Mumbai Airport enhancing the experience of the flyers with a range of products on offering.
Mumbai Airport has multiplied curated retail options for the passengers covering all the major retail segments during Q3 FY2017-18.
 
Mumbai Airport started Employee Sales
Mumbai Airport started Employee Sales   Mumbai Airport started Employee Sales   Mumbai Airport started Employee Sales
Mumbai Airport commenced a unique employee engagement program where they tied up with its existing concessionaires and started sales program for the employees working at CSMIA including airlines and other support functions. The concessionaire puts out a stall at the airport offering their products to the employees working at CSMIA at a considerable discount.
 
Launch of Travel Club Lounge at T1
Launch of Travel Club Lounge at T1
Travel Club Lounge was opened for the passengers at T1 in December, 2017. Travel Club Lounge offers travelers a wide spread of buffet, recliners, entertainment, snacks, tea, coffee, and cold beverages. Designed with a focus on comfort and quality.
 
Jaya He invites Speacial Guests to the Airport
 
Jaya He invites Speacial Guests to the Airport   Jaya He invites Speacial Guests to the Airport
On the occasion of Children’s Day, 77 Children from NGO Salaam Balak and Inkling India visited the Airport for the first time and experienced flying on the simulator, dressed in pilot uniforms, heard stories, tried their hands at bag painting workshop and a lot more. The campaign was actively promoted on social media platform
Click here for the video: https://www.facebook.com/CSIAMumbai/videos/1608408975881997/
On 10th December, 2017, in concurrence with International Human rights Day. Jaya He invited friends of NGO Trinayanifor a special interaction with art at the museum. The NGO specializes in demystifying the subject of disability through Disability Awareness and sensitization workshops.
 
 
Costa Operations & Pranaam GVK Guest Services App:
 
Costa Operations & Pranaam GVK Guest Services App:   Costa Operations & Pranaam GVK Guest Services App:
Pranaam was able to curate a unique airport facilitation experience for all Costa Cruise travelers arriving & departing from CSI Airport!
Pranaam yet again provides a seamless experience to its guests with the launch of the much awaited Pranaam App! It is available on Play Store and iTunes Stores for downloads. The app comes with special offers, regular updates about the flight status and much more!
 
 
Various Engagements at Mumbai Airport
 
Various Engagements at Mumbai Airport   Various Engagements at Mumbai Airport
As part of Christmas tradition, cake mixing session was organised at Baker Street, T2 domestic departures. Passengers joined the activity and were given the chance to win the silver coin hidden in the cake mixture.
 
 
Snow village at T2 domestic & Santa Parade at T1 and T2:
 
Snow village at T2 domestic & Santa Parade at T1 and T2:   Snow village at T2 domestic & Santa Parade at T1 and T2:
Further enhancing the festive mood, Santa Parade was organised at T1 and T2. Santa and his elves greeted the passengers and made them dance to the tunes of carol singers.
 
 
Cook-off between passengers
 
Cook-off between passengers
"Cook Off" festival was first of its kind cookery contest organized at any Indian Airport. The passenger creativity in the dishes was at its best. The winners were judged on the parameters of creativity and cleanliness. The event was very well received by participants and the on-lookers.
AWARDS :- The Emerson Cup Award 2017 | Honeywell Smart Building Awards 2017 | Procurement Excellence in Airport Industry 2016
 
 
EXOTIC DESTINATIONS AROUND MUMBAI | Ganapatipule- An idyllic getaway to serene landscapes & rich culture
 
Ganapatipule- An idyllic getaway to serene landscapes & rich culture   Ganapatipule- An idyllic getaway to serene landscapes & rich culture
Ganapatipule is approximately 375 km, south of Mumbai, along the Konkan Coast with most spectacular beaches– an idyllic getaway that attracts peace-seekers, beach lovers, and pilgrims alike. The temple of Swayambhu (self-originated) Ganesh is much frequented by thousands every year. The God is considered to be the Paschim Dwarpalak (Western Sentinel God of India), and those who visit Ganapatipule make it a point to pay their respects to this deity. In addition to its clean beach and clear waters, Ganapatipule is rich in flora, including mangroves and coconut palms. A series of pristine beaches makes Ganapatipule an ideal holiday destination.
 
Places to visit & Things to do: Ganpatiphule Temple | Ganpatiphule Beach | Thibaw Palace | Jaigad Lighthouse | Jaigad Fort | Prachin Kokan Museum
Upcoming business events in Mumbai
S no. Business Events Date For more details
1 CAPA India Aviation Summit 30th Jan-1st Feb 2018 https://inas18.capaevents.com/
2 The Aeonian 2017: StartUp
Expo-Pitch-ConferenceAwards
2nd – 24th Feb 2018 https://www.theaeonian.in/
3 3rd Edition Future Generation
Optical Transport Networks
Summit 2018
9th Feb 2018 http://www.nexgenconferences.com/fgotn/
4 Global Investment Immigration Summit 2018 27th Feb - 28th Feb 2018 http://www.giis18.com/
5 IVCA Conclave 2018 8th Mar 2018 http://www.ivcaconclave2017.com/
Trivia - Lonar lake, a one of its kind, saltwater lake in Buldhana district, Maharashtra was created by a meteor hitting the Earth
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