Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport on Monday launches India’s first dedicated transfer facility for domestic passengers with connecting flights. With the introduction of this new service, passengers who have a domestic layover at Mumbai Airport T2 can now conveniently transfer with less congestion and transit time.
Now, CSMIA is the country’s first airport to build and operate a dedicated domestic-to-domestic passenger and crew member transfer facility within Terminal-2 (T2).
Domestic to Domestic Transfer Facility at T2
This new designated facility has the appropriate security screening infrastructure, as well as pre-embarkation security procedures performed by the CISF.
This transit area will significantly reduce the Minimum Connection Time (MCT) for transfer passengers and crew members, allowing passengers to board with a reduced time gap between connecting flights.
Furthermore, it will give airline operators more flexibility in planning their flight schedules and crew rostering because they will now be able to accommodate travellers with shorter time intervals between connecting flights.
This improvement will, in turn, help to decongest the airport, as passengers who would previously exit and re-enter the terminal and wait for their subsequent flight would now be able to board without having to go through the process of re-entering the terminal building.
With domestic travel on the rise and summer travel bookings on the rise, this dedicated space would help travellers by allowing them to travel faster, more smoothly, and more conveniently than ever before.