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Air Asia to shift all domestic flights to T1 next month

Mumbai airport currently operates 50 international and nine domestic airlines  

Air Asia India will shift entirely to Terminal 1 at Santacruz from October 15, in furtherance of the unification of operations at Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 (T2) of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA).

The unification took off on September 22, when SpiceJet moved all its domestic and international operations to T2. On October 1, GoAir will move a lot of its flights back to T1 from T2.

Post this, all domestic flights of Air Asia, Indigo and GoAir will operate from T1, while SpiceJet, Vistara and Air India will operate all their flights from T2 in Sahar.

“This is a move to ensure convenience to the passengers travelling through the Mumbai international airport, thereby benefiting both airlines and passengers,” a senior Mumbai International Airport Ltd (MIAL) official said.

In a statement, MIAL said that having catered to over 48 million passengers in 2018-2019, CSMIA is abuzz with travellers.

“Being one of the busiest airports in India, CSMIA has allocated Terminal 1 with terminal boarding bridges for all airlines. While the Terminal 2 of the airport operates both domestic as well as international flights, the airport currently operates 50 international and nine domestic airlines,” it said.

SpiceJet said the consolidation of operations at one terminal will help it efficiently service thousands of passengers travelling with SpiceJet to and from Mumbai airport across both its domestic and international networks. “It will lead to better synergies and cut down costs substantially for the airline,” the budget carrier said.

Similarly, in Delhi too, SpiceJet and IndiGo have started domestic operations from Terminal 3 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport starting September 5.

“This was done in order to enhance the overall infrastructure of T2, which is expected to undergo major expansion and renovation to accommodate more passengers with the rising traffic,” officials said.


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