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Mumbai Airport

Mumbai Airport is also known as Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. Certified by ISO 9001: 2000, it the busiest airport in India and the major gateway to the international traffic to the country. Mumbai Airport (previously called Bombay Airport) is widely connected to the rest of India as well as major cities across the world. The airport is spread over an area of 1,450 acres. Apart from being the busiest airport, it is the country's largest and most important aviation hub. It handles as many as 25 million passengers. Go through the following lines to know all about the profile of Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai.

Until the establishment of Mumbai Airport, Juhu aerodrome functioned as the sole airport of the city. Due to the constraints faced it its operations, its low-level location and its vicinity to the Arabian Sea coastline, it was considered necessary to shift the aerodrome further inland, to the suburb of Santa Cruz. Subsequently, a new terminal building was erected in June 1948, from where Air India plied its inaugural flight to London, via Cairo and Geneva. The building was initially under the control of the Public Works Department, later on run by the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India. The airfield was, thus, located in Santa Cruz and named after the place.

The new international terminal of Santa Cruz Airport started its operations at Sahar in 1981, due to the major fire that gutted Santa Cruz Terminal, in 1979. Even before the mishap, plans were made to construct a new international terminal, since Santa Cruz had reached the saturation point. However, even today, the domestic terminals 1-A and 1-B are commonly referred to as Santa Cruz. Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL), a consortium of GVK Industries Ltd. (GVK) and Airports Company South Africa (ACSA), was appointed to carry out the renovation of Mumbai Airport in February 2006.

Airport Structure
Currently, Mumbai International Airport consists of two main terminals - Terminal 1 (Santa Cruz) for domestic flights and Terminal 2 (Sahar) for international flights. Although both the terminals use the same airside facilities, they are physically separated on the landside. The distance between each terminal is a 10-15 minutes drive. Terminal 1 is further divided into two - Terminal 1 A and Terminal 1-B.

The International Terminal has presently two modules, Terminal - 2A & Terminal - 2C and has 36 airlines flying to major cities across the world. The Domestic Airport has two terminals i.e. Terminal -1A & Terminal - 1B. Terminal -1A caters to domestic flights of Indian Airlines and its subsidiary Alliance Air. Flights of other scheduled private airlines viz Jet Airways, Air Sahara and Air Deccan operate from Terminal -1B, along with other private aviation activities.



Terminal 1-A
Terminal 1-B
Terminal 2 - International

Terminal 2B
Terminal 2C
Cargo Operators
Passenger Facilities
Contact Details
Chhatrapati Shivaji International aiRport
Sakinaka Junction
Andheri Kurla Rd
Andheri East Mumbai
Mumbai - 400072
Domestic Terminal (1A/1B) :+91 22 26264000
International Terminal (2B/2C) :+91 22 26813000

Last Updated on 1st August, 2009