The Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is the airport of Mumbai city in India. Earlier it was known as Sahar International Airport. The Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport covers an area of 1,450 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.
Terminal 2 is now Terminal 2A. Terminal 2A serves general International airlines whereas Terminal 2C exclusively operates nationalized government carriers Air India and Air India express and which are served by Air India ground operations.
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is constantly being upgraded to make the complex compatible with new generation of airplanes.
The T2 or the state-of-the-art Terminal 2 at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) which has been rebuilt was inaugurated by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in January 2014.
The terminal has one the largest collections in the world at an airport with thousands of works of art. The 3-km art wall at the airport displays over 7,000 artifacts that have been compiled from more than 1,500 artists from different parts of the country.
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.
Last Updated on : January 14, 2014