Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) has reopened its Terminal 1 (T1) from today (13th Oct 2021).
Earlier, it was decided that Terminal 1 (T1) will be reopened from October 20 but due to the heavy rush at Terminal 2 (T2), the airport authorities have advanced the opening of Terminal 1.
“Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport welcomes all passengers to the grand re-opening of Terminal 1 (T1). We are resuming domestic flight operations on T1 from 13th October 2021.” CSMIA Twitted.
Go First Shifts All Flights Operations To Terminal 1
Go First is the first airline to shift the flight operations to the T1 Terminal of Mumbai Airport from 13th October 2021.
The airline also announced the same on social media and said, “Effective 13th Oct 2021, all Go First domestic flights operating to and from Mumbai will depart and arrive from Terminal 1 of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA).”
After Go First, AirAsia India will be the second airline to resume domestic flight operation from the T1 Terminal of Mumbai Airport on October 16.
It’s worth mentioning that terminal 1 has been shut since the Covid-19 pandemic erupted last March. Only T2 has remained functional.
Additional Personnel, X-Ray Machines To Be Deployed
A MIAL spokesperson said additional personnel would be deployed to handle the rush at the security gates in T2. Additional X-ray machines will be installed over the next four days and passengers should report early.
Also, the airport asking airlines to remind passengers to report early and allow them to check in their cabin luggage to avoid delays at security handling.