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Mumbai Airport Introduces New ‘Taxiway Z’ to improve on- time performance

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) has introduced a first-of-its-kind ‘Taxiway Z’. A strategically planned initiative – ‘Taxiway Z’ is an extension of the existing taxiway P that augments the airside efficiency and substantially lowers carbon emissions. According to the release, “The new taxiway significantly cuts the taxi time, thus benefitting both, the airlines, and the passengers. CSMIA’s diligent & efficient team was the driving force behind Taxiway Z’s innovative concept and has received all necessary approvals by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).”

This new capacity enhancement with Taxiway Z makes CSMIA the first in the Asian region to offer a flexible-use apron, allowing the taxiway and parking stand to be used interchangeably. Moreover, by reducing holding time for arrival aircraft, this innovative approach is expected to result in a significant improvement in on-time performance (OTP) by reducing the entry and exit time for the aircraft, thus benefitting both passengers and airlines alike.

This development at CSMIA is a sustainable move as it allows for a drastic cut down in the total taxi time post landing and reduces the carbon footprint, thus reinforcing CSMIA’s commitment towards sustainability.

CSMIA’s Taxiway Z has been made fully operational paving the way for the airport to become a global leader in sustainable airport operations while setting new benchmarks for efficiency.

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