Aviation

Mumbai-Dubai India’s busiest international route in 2015

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The Mumbai-Dubai route was India’s busiest international city pair in 2015, with 21.5 lakh people flying between the two business centres.

Delhi-Dubai followed as the second busiest sector with 17 lakh people flying between the two cities last year, according to Directorate General of Civil Aviation ( DGCA) data.

However, the lion’s share of this traffic was transiting between India and the rest of the world through Dubai.

Last year saw almost 300 city pairs, that is Indian cities being connected by point-topoint flights with foreign cities by the over 70 international airlines that operate here along with the five Indian airlines offering overseas flights — Air India, AI Express, Jet AirwaysBSE 3.80 %, IndiGo and SpiceJet.

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