Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is the airport of Mumbai city in India. Earlier it was known as Sahar International Airport.Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport covers an area of 1450 acres and is located in the Mumbai suburbs of Santa Cruz and Sahar. The airport is India's biggest International and domestic hub.
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport consists of two terminals: Terminal 1 (Domestic Terminal) and Terminal 2 (International Terminal). These two terminals share common airside facilities but are separated physically by a landside. The airport authorities provide shuttle services between the two terminals for connecting passengers.
Terminal 1 is further divided into Terminal 1A and Terminal 1B. Terminal 1A serves Indian, Alliance Air, Kingfisher Airlines and Go-Air. Terminal 1B serves Deccan Air, Jet and other private domestic carriers.
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is constantly being upgraded to make the complex compatible with new generation of airplanes. The changes include concrete reinforcements of the runways. The Taxi-bays are also being expanded.
Recently a consortium of GVK (an Indian company) and Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA) was appointed to carry out the modernization of the airport.
The airlines operating from Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport connects Mumbai to other parts of the Indian Republic and also to other parts of the world.
The ground handlers of Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport are Air India, Indian Airlines, Cambata Aviation and Airworks India.