Location: The airport’s international terminal is situated at Sahar in Andheri East which is about 30 KM from city centre and the domestic terminal is located in Santa Cruz which is 24 KM from main city centre. However, travel time is much less at early morning or late night when traffic is lighter. From April 1, 2009, international passengers must pay 600 rupee fee for Airport Development and for domestic passengers the charge is 100 rupees.
Airport Overview: Mumbai airport is the other main entry point for India which handles 2.5 crores overall passengers a year. For major renovation and up gradation it was leased to private companies in 2006 by which a new domestic terminal has been opened and a new international terminal is in under construction by which the frequency of the flights will increase and passenger traffic will decrease. The government is planning for constructing more terminals by 2013 to overcome the traffic as it is main problem facing by all other airports. Eventually, after some time the domestic and international terminals will be merged together and after that the domestic terminal will going to use for cargo.
Airport Terminals: Mumbai airport has the following terminals which are describe below in the points:
· Terminal 1A – This terminal is used for Domestic departures and arrivals for Air India airlines, Kingfisher Airlines and Alliance Air.
· Terminal 1B – This terminal is also deal with Domestic departures and arrivals for all other domestic airlines including Jet, JetLite, Kingfisher Red, IndiGo, Go Air, and Spice Jet which offer flights from Mumbai to Nagpur, Mumbai to delhi, Mumbai to Bangalore.
· Terminal 1C – This terminal is the extension of terminal 1A and 1B which is a holding area for passengers before departure. It also has a food court.
· Terminal 2B & 2C – These are the two terminals which is used for international flights where 2A is in under reconstruction.