Mumbai Airport

  • AI Express passengers stranded at Mumbai airport for want of pilots July 13, 2014

    Mumbai: As many as 69 passengers of a Doha-bound Air India Express flight from Mumbai were stranded because of non-availability of pilots to operate the aircraft, a passenger said. Air India Express flight IX 243 was scheduled to take off for Doha at 3.55 pm on Saturday. However, it was...
  • Mumbai rains: Newly-constructed international airport waterlogged July 12, 2014

    Mumbai: The annual monsoon misery has begun in Mumbai. Not just the city roads, waterlogging was seen at Mumbai's newly constructed international airport. Water entered the baggage screening area of the airport on Friday morning. Air India said that had it rained more, passengers' baggage could have been damaged. Water-logging has...
  • Incessant rain leads to water logging at Mumbai airport July 11, 2014

    Incessant rain for the past two days has led to water logging in several parts of Mumbai. Water logging was seen at Mumbai's newly constructed international airport. Water entered the baggage screening area of the airport in the morning. The rains have exposed the facilities at the newly constructed airport. ...
  • First commercial super jumbo A380 flight to land in Delhi today May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Singapore Airlines will become the first airline to start commercial operations of the world's largest passenger aircraft Airbus 380 in India on Friday. The airline will fly the A380 daily from Mumbai and Delhi. It is scheduled to land in Delhi after 8 pm on Friday evening. The...
  • 25 kg gold worth Rs 6.5 cr seized at Mumbai airport; 2 held May 11, 2014

    Mumbai: The Airport Intelligence Unit (AIU) of Mumbai Airport on Sunday arrested two passengers, in two different operations, on their arrival from Dubai and seized over 25 kg gold worth Rs 6.5 crore. This is the highest seizure of smuggled gold from the airport in a day, claimed Milind Lanjewar,...
  • FIR against Kejriwal, AAP members for causing disruptions at Mumbai airport March 13, 2014

    Mumbai: An FIR has been registered against AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal and his party members by the Mumbai Police for the chaos that ensued upon his visit to the city. The FIR has been filed at the airport police station under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code for disobedience to...
  • Blackout at Mumbai Airport, passengers call it a security lapse March 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Mumbai's domestic airport faced a 15-minute black out on Wednesday after the Tata Power lines reportedly snapped around 2 pm during the day. An alternate power supply was arranged by Reliance along with a power back up but the power went off around 8 pm on Wednesday evening for...
  • Damage reported in United Airlines' plane, grounded at Mumbai airport February 21, 2014

    A Boeing 777 aircraft of American carrier United Airlines was grounded at Mumbai airport on Thursday night after engineers found that its right engine cover was badly damaged, official sources said on Friday. The aircraft, operating flight UA-48 from Newark to Mumbai, arrived around 2200 hours on Thursday and the engineers...
  • Inside Mumbai's airport terminal: First look of the new gateway January 11, 2014

    Here is the first look of Mumbai's new airport terminal 'T2'. Chairman of the GVK group, GVK Reddy, which has built the terminal, said that it was a daunting task to build the new gateway. The new terminal has been built by GVK-led consortium and the cost of building it...
  • News 360: US jury indicts, Devyani returns to India January 10, 2014

    In just over an hour from now, Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade will return to India- after being charged for visa fraud and making false statements. But the diplomatic tussle is far from over with Delhi asking Washington to withdraw one of its diplomats in what is being seen as a...
  • Peacock-themed Mumbai airport a treat for art lovers January 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Built at a cost of Rs 5500 crore, Mumbai airport's long-awaited swanky new terminal is a haven for art lovers. The four-floor marvel that puts the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport on the world map has laid great focus on design and art. "If a person was to be blindfolded and...
  • PM inaugurates T2 terminal at Mumbai airport January 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday inaugurated the newly built international terminal (T2) at Mumbai's Chatrapati Shivaji airport and said it marks the beginning of a fresh chapter in development of civil aviation industry. "This shows our ability to build world class infrastructure. The T2 is truly first class terminal,"...
  • Mumbai Airport gets a new gateway, Terminal 2 to be inaugurated today January 10, 2014

    Here are some of the details of Terminal 2 of the Mumbai International Airport, that has been built by GVK-led consortium. Cost of building the terminal is close to Rs 5,500 crore. It has been designed by New York's Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) who have...
  • Mumbai airport's new terminal with hi-tech facilities to be inaugurated today January 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Mumbai, the financial capital, can now boast of an airport at par with the best in the world. From gardens and fountains to multi-level car parks, the Terminal-2 at GVK Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport has much to show off. The state-of-the-art T2 is an integrated four-level terminal spread over...
  • Sneak peek: Mumbai airport's new Terminal-2 January 9, 2014

    The state-of-the-art T2 is an integrated four-level terminal spread over 4.39 lakh sq metres. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is due to inaugurate the new Mumbai airport T2 terminal on Friday. ...
  • Snapshot: Deepika's sister Anisha reaches Mumbai for New Year celebrations December 31, 2013

    Deepika Padukone has given four back to back hits in 2013 and the actress deserves a much needed break. And, what better way than to celebrate New Years with her family. Deepika's sister Anisha and mother Ujjala were spotted at the Mumbai airport and it seems the family is reuniting...
  • Decision to shut Mumbai airport's main runway for 8 hours on hold October 28, 2013

    Mumbai: The decision to shut main runway of Mumbai airport for 8 hours is awaiting clearance. The main runway is to be shutdown order to build two rapid exit taxiways. All airlines have then to reschedule their flights. A secondary runway has been planned but implementation proving difficult. The Juhu...
  • Mumbai airport's main runway to be shut for 8 hours till May 2014 October 28, 2013

    Mumbai: The main runway at the Mumbai airport will be shut for 8 hours a day starting from October 28 till May 2014 in order to build two rapid exit taxiways. All airlines have been told to reschedule their flights. A secondary runway has been planned but implementation proving difficult....
  • Should sensitivity towards differently abled at airports be compromised with safety? July 13, 2013

    After Suranjana Ghosh Aikra told how she was harassed at the Mumbai airport just last week and was asked to take off her prosthetic leg and that meant she had to strip, Bhagyam Arvind narrates the same ordeal. ...
  • Should Indian airports be more sensitive towards the differently abled? July 12, 2013

    Mumbai: A woman on Friday said she was harassed at the Mumbai airport just last week. Suranjana Ghosh Akira was asked to take off her prosthetic leg and that meant she had to strip. Suranjana Ghose Akira would strike one as any young successful hardworking professional, which she is. She...
  • Woman asked to remove her prosthetic leg before boarding flight in Mumbai July 12, 2013

    Suranjana Ghosh Aikara, who is an above the knee amputee, was asked to take off her prosthetic leg, which required her to strip, at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport for security check. ...
  • Saudi Airlines flight makes emergency landing in Mumbai June 16, 2013

    Mumbai: A Saudi Airlines flight with 321 passengers on board, made an emergency landing at the Mumbai international airport after the pilot noticed a fire alarm in rear cargo hold of the aircraft, authorities said. The aircraft was taken to primary isolation bay, Mumbai airport authorities said, adding that it...
  • Mumbai airport stops announcement system to cut noise pollution April 22, 2013

    Mumbai: The oft-heard boarding announcements that would alert passengers at airports about the departure of their flights, is now a thing of the past at Mumbai's domestic airport. Departing private airline passengers at the airport will now have to rely on large display screens put up throughout the airport to...
  • Space crunch to hit parking of helicopters at Mumbai airports April 17, 2013

    Mumbai: Space crunch may hit parking of helicopters and small airplanes at the two airports in Mumbai, with the Airports Authority of India (AAI) planning to implement stringent guidelines to decongest the aerodromes and their runways. Lack of parking space is more acute at the main Chhatrapati Shivaji International (CSI)...
  • AI eyes KFAr's self check-in kiosks at Mumbai airport April 7, 2013

    Mumbai: National carrier Air India has shown interest in acquiring some of the self check-in kiosks of Kingfisher Airlines (KFA) at the city's domestic airport, weeks after private carrier Jet sought to take over some of the international and domestic routes of KFA, say airport sources. "Since Kingfisher Airlines is...
  • Flying from Mumbai airport to be costlier from Feb 1 January 16, 2013

    Mumbai: Come February, flying from Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai will be costlier as the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority (AERA) on Wednesday approved a 154 per cent rise in development fee from passengers. The new tariff would come into effect from February 1. Passengers will have to pay Rs 346...
  • Notice to Kingfisher to vacate Mumbai airport: sources December 11, 2012

    Mumbai: There is more trouble for Kingfisher Airlines on the ground at the Mumbai airport. Sources have indicated to CNN-IBN that the airline has received a notice from the Mumbai Airport authorities asking the carrier to vacate the airport premises, landing slots and office area. Sources add that the notice...
  • Mumbai runway to remain shut during daytime till Feb 7 November 30, 2012

    Mumbai: Mumbai airport's main runway has been shut for maintenance. Mumbai's main runway will be shut between 9 am and 5 pm till February 7, 2013. Domestic flights from Mumbai will be affected. Over 120 domestic departures have been affected, airport sources said, adding, "by the time the work gets completed,...
  • Mumbai airport's main runway to be shut for upgrade November 29, 2012

    Mumbai: Flights in and out of Mumbai airport will be seriously affected over the next two months as the main runway has been shut for upgrading radars and other operational equipment. According to airport sources, over 120 domestic flights have been affected due to this. They further said, "By the time...