With the nationwide vaccination drive and increase in passenger confidence in air travel, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) is reopening its Terminal 1 (T1) for domestic flight operations starting October 20. The Terminal 1 will cater to approximately 156 flights daily, while close to 396 flights will fly from Terminal 2. After brief resumption in March 2021, operations at T1 were suspended temporarily and were consolidated through Terminal 2.
In a statement, the airport said that the resumption of services via T1 will help maintain social distancing measures, uphold passenger safety, and ensure a seamless transit. The airport will ensure that measures such as stringent screening of passengers and personnel, regular sanitisation and disinfection, mandatory compliance of wearing face masks and other necessary measures are implemented at T1.
From midnight, October 20, GoFirst, Star Air, Air Asia and TruJet will resume all its domestic operations from Terminal 1. While IndiGo’s select flights will resume from October 31 with most of its flight operating from Terminal 2 and base flights will operate out of T1. Further, all modes of transport to and fro will be made available for the convenience of the passengers, as before.