The international airport of Mumbai, also known as Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is ISO 9001:2000 certified and is the busiest airport of India. Mumbai International Airport is considered as an important entry of international visitors to India. This airport is connected widely to rest of country and popular metropolises of the world.
Mumbai Airport terminals
The international terminal of the airport has primarily two modules as Terminal 2C and terminal 2A and has around 36 major airlines flying to famous cities of the world. The domestic terminal has two modules as Terminal 1B and Terminal 1A. Domestic flights of “Indian Airlines” and Alliance air are catered by terminal 1A while flights of planned private airlines like Air Deccan, Air Sahara and jet Airways run from 1B terminal with some private aviation operations.
In addition to ordinary facilities offered by Mumbai international airport, some special services for visiting passengers include:
- Cyber café
- Car rental
- Air insurance Counter
- Baggage X ray screening
- Child care rooms
- Flight information display (split flap)
- Close circuit TV system
- Traveler’s shops and book stalls
- Visitors lounge
- Tourist information counters
- Telecom center
- PCO/ISD/card phone/STD
- Snacks bar
- Special help to physically handicapped visitors, toilets and rest places
- A counter for railway reservation in international terminal
- Suggestion cell or public complain
- Pre paid taxi services
- Currency exchange counters
- Retiring rooms
- Reserved executive lounge/lounge
The service of free shuttle is provided to move between domestic and international terminals and it runs after every thirty minutes. However, there is also a facility of pre paid taxi service between domestic and international terminals. Moreover, you can also hire auto rickshaws and taxis from just outside of Mumbai Airport in order to arrive at your place. However, there are also BEST bus services offered which mean Brihanmumbai Electricity supply and Transport. It covers the whole city and extends its operation even outside the metropolis. However, if you want to hire a car at Mumbai Airport, you can also go for it at the counter provided for it.
Major ground handlers at the airport are NACIL, Globe Ground India, Cambata Aviation and Air works India and the fuel supplier are Indian oil and Hindustan petroleum. The major caterers at the airport are Taj Sats, Sky Gourmet, Oberoi Flight services, Chef Air and Ambassador’s Sky Chef.