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Air India shifts domestic operations to T2 Mumbai

From T2, Air India will operate 63 flights out of Mumbai of which 52 are to domestic destinations.  

Starting October 1, 2015, Air India has relocated its domestic operations from the Santa Cruz airport to Terminal 2 (T2), of the Mumbai airport to integrate its international operation with domestic flights. The move will also help members of Star Alliance to easily transfer passengers.

With this, Air India said it would make Mumbai its second hub after Delhi. Interestingly, Mumbai was Air India’s home base since its inception and most international flights were operated from here till the UPA government shifted Air India’s headquarters to Delhi and the Delhi airport was made its base and main hub.

Speaking on the occasion Ashwani Lohani, Chairman and Managing Director, Air India said: “Today we have moved our entire operations under one roof, which is a much more efficient way of handling transfers and provide the best experience to our passengers. It is a great beginning for us at the new terminal and our people are charged up and excited. We will look to make Mumbai a second hub for Air India.”

Mark Schwab, CEO Star Alliance said: “With commencement of domestic operations here, Air India has taken the next step in the evolution of its Star Alliance membership. At present, we have 11 member carriers connecting Mumbai with 20 international destinations in 14 countries. Our customers can now enjoy a simpler, smoother and faster transfer experience, when they connect to and from any of Air India’s 30 domestic destinations served from Mumbai.”

From T2, Air India will operate 63 flights out of Mumbai, of which 52 are to domestic destinations.

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