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About Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
Mumbai Airport History:
Juhu Aerodrome was the initial name of the CSI airport, Mumbai, in 1942. But due to constraints, it had been shifted to Santa Cruz in 1942 and it became operational for RAF squadron during World War II. Afterwards, when war ended the two hangers became the Terminals for domestic and international flights. Then after the partition of India, the two hangers were made fully functional in 1949 and new improved terminals were prepared out of them which were used for managing passengers and flights. Later it became the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport which is now functional.
Mumbai Airport Details:
Airport Name: Mumbai
IATA Code: BOM
Address: Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai - 400099
GMT Offset: +05:30 hours
Mumbai Airport Terminals:
Terminal 1 - Domestic: This terminal is further subdivided into three terminals i.e. Terminal 1A, Terminal1B and Terminal 1C. Terminal 1A operates airlines from Air India and Kingfisher airlines. It generally deals with domestic airlines. Terminal 1B is the Santa Cruz building which dealt with all international and domestic airlines. The building is now refurbished and deals only with all domestic flights. Terminal 1C is a bridge between Terminal 1A and Terminal 1B and acts as boarding terminal.
Terminal 2 - International: Terminal 2 is also divided into 3 sub-terminals i.e. Terminal 2A, Terminal 2B and Terminal 2C.
Terminal 2A deals with all major international flights and is the busiest terminal of all. Terminal 2B is now functional and deals in international and domestic flights. Terminal 2C is for Air India flights only.
General Aviation Terminal: General Aviation Terminal is functional for private and non-scheduled flight operators, located on the south-west side of the CSIA. From here, private jets and flights take off as it is the first ever integrated private airfield for domestic flights.
Cargo Terminal: Cargo terminal of CSIA deals with all the import and export goods which come from various parts of the world.
Facilities at Mumbai Airport:
Baggage Services: Baggage carousels with tech equipped security systems are present on CSIA as it is a major airport in India. Various services for baggage are also there for physically handicapped persons. Free trolley service is also available for customers with luggage. Security and privacy is also an important feature of baggage service on CSIA.
Places to Shop and Eat: Being an important airport in India, the airport has various eating joints and shops. All major food and eateries are present viz. KFC, McDonalds etc. Also, there are various shops which fulfill the needs of the visitors by providing stuff like books, novels, newspaper and shops.
Duty Free Shopping: The airport also has duty free shops which include names like DFS Galleria and DFS Shops. With duty free shops you can enjoy stuffs at retail rates which do not include any duty charges. These exclusive shops provide all the items which can be useful in a journey.
Connectivity with the City from Mumbai Airport
Bus Stand: CSIA is located in the outskirts of Mumbai i.e. nearly 28 km from the nearest bus stop. Prepaid taxis and BEST buses run from here downtown at regular intervals.
Railway Station: Mumbai railhead is a major station in India which is connected to every part of India via three terminus that are Chhatarpati Shivaji Terminus, Dadar Terminus and Kurla Terminus which are located in north, east and west direction respectively. The distance from the nearest railhead which is Mumbai Central, to the airport is 30 km.
Mumbai Airport Authority:
CSIA airport authority was established in 1942. CSIA authority is awarded many times for its quality services and public-private relationships in recent times. With such excellence to its name, it serves the needs of the visitors and airport pretty well. With increasing passenger load, the authority is transforming the termini to new tech equipped stations which provide all the basic services to customers. CSIA is also known for its world-class security systems which are the key to the success of this airport.
Mumbai Airport Awards & Honors:
- Routes Airport Marketing Award 2012 under the category of Middle East & India
- First Indian airport to be ISO 10002:2004 certified for Passenger Complaint Handling conforming to international standards
- First Indian airport and second in Asia to be accredited with prestigious ISO 14064-1:2006 certification for Carbon Emissions Accounting
- Third best airport worldwide in the 25-40 mppa category for the year 2011 by ACI
- MIAL received a “Special Commendation” for the Golden Peacock Award for Occupational Health & Safety for the year 2011
- Second best airport worldwide in the 15-25 mppa category for the year 2010 by Airports Council International (ACI)
- ‘Best Managed Airport’ award from CNBC AWAAZ in 2009
These are some of the recent awards which are given to the airport for its world-class services and architecture. There are lots of other awards which were presented to it since its inception.
About Mumbai (BOM)
Founded in the 17th century and formerly known as Bombay, Mumbai is the financial capital and one of the largest and most important cities in India, with a population of 14 million people in just the city proper, not counting its various suburbs. With a warm climate and a deep natural harbour, Mumbai is also one of the country's most important ports, and handles over half of the maritime cargo in India. Home to Bollywood, it also has a thriving commerce industry, and has a high transient population, and hence, is a well-connected city, with numerous flights, trains, and bus services from all over the country. Many airlines offer discounted air travel with budget tickets as well.