Mumbai Airport Reviews


Mumbai Airport Reviews

Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) (IATA: BOM, ICAO: VABB), formerly Sahar International Airport, is the primary international airport in Mumbai, India, and is named after the 17th century Maratha emperor, Chhatrapati Shivaji. The Airport’s IATA code – “BOM”, is derived from Bombay, Mumbai’s former name.

Until and through 2008, it was the busiest airport in India. It has since lost that distinction to Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport, which currently makes Mumbai the second busiest airport in India in terms of overall passenger traffic. The airport has five operating terminals spread over an operational area of 1,500 acres (610 ha); CSIA handled 30.74 million passengers and 656,369 tonnes of cargo during FY 2011-12. Along with Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport and Chennai International Airport it handles more than half of the air traffic in South Asia.

In 2010, Mumbai Airport or Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) was ranked the 30th busiest airport in the world in terms of cargo with 671,238 tonnes handled. In 2011, the airport was ranked the third-best in the world in the 25–40 million passengers category by Airports Council International. Also in 2011, the airport was the 44th busiest in the world with 30,439,122 passengers handled, registering a 7.6% growth rate over the previous year.

It is situated in the suburb of Santa Cruz and the Sahar neighborhood of Andheri suburb in the pincode area of 400099. Mumbai International Airport Limited, a consortium of GVK Industries Ltd, Airports Company South Africa and Bidvest, was appointed to carry out the modernisation of Mumbai Airport in February 2006. This project was to be completed by end of 2013, but this has been delayed by another year to the end of 2014. Once completed, CSIA will be capable of handling 40 million passengers and 1 million metric tonnes of cargo annually.

Mumbai Airport consists of two passenger terminals: Terminal 1 at Santacruz for domestic flights and Terminal 2 at Sahar for international flights. These terminals use the same airside facilities but are physically separated on the cityside, requiring a 15–20 minute (airside) drive between them. MIAL operates coach shuttle services between the domestic and international terminals for transit passengers.


ATMs / Cash Machines – Locations:
• Domestic Terminal 1A – Arrivals and Departures
• Domestic Terminal 1B – Arrivals and Departures
• Domestic Terminal 1C – Departures
• International Terminal – Departures and Arrivals
Car Rentals – info not available
Currency Exchange – You can find foreign exchange offices in theses locations:
• Domestic Terminal 1A – Arrivals and Departures
• Domestic Terminal 1B – Arrivals and Departures
• Domestic Terminal 1C – Departures
• International Terminal – Departures, Arrivals and Mezzanine Floor
Food / Restaurants – At the time of this update there are many food options, but I am not sure which ones (if any) are open 24 hours.
Information Desk – info not available
Luggage Storage / Lockers – Locations:
• Domestic Terminal 1A (Arrival Hall)
• Domestic Terminal 1B (Arrival Hall Exit Ramp)
• International Terminal (near integrated exit of Terminal 2B and 2C).
Prayer Room – Location: International Terminal, airside, Gate 8.
Showers – info not available
Smoking – There is a smoking lounge located in the Domestic Terminal 1C, Airside.
Internet – Free WiFi is available at the Mumbai airport. You will need to provide your mobile phone number as your id.

Airport opening hours:
Open 24 hours

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