Mumbai: After almost 18 months of closure during the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown, the domestic flight operations of four airlines are expected to shift to Terminal 1 of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) starting October 20. Adani Airports Holding Ltd., which took over the management of CSMIA from the GVK Group in July, has informed the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and other stakeholders regarding the decision.
to begin with, it will cater to around domestic 156 flights daily, while 396 domestic and international services shall be handled by Terminal 2. After a brief resumption in March this year, the operations on terminal-1 were suspended and all operations continued from terminal 2 in the wake of the second wave
The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA )said that the move follows the nationwide vaccination drive and the increased passenger confidence in air travel and all Covid-19 protocols shall be strictly adhered to for peoples' safety. From October 20, Star Air, AirAsia, TruJet, GoFirst will resume services from T1, while a few flights of IndiGo will restart operations from October 31. The CSMIA has made arrangements for 12 registration desks and 12 testing booths for the incoming-outgoing passengers at T1 to enable them to undergo RT-PCR tests at the airport.
The terminal will also implement physical distancing through measures such as the re-arrangement of seating, and installation of plexi-glass to minimise face-to-face interactions amongst others at the terminal.