- Due to rise in COVID-19 cases in Mumbai, The CSMIA will consolidate its flight operation to 1 terminal starting tomorrow
- Budget flights including IndiGo and GoAir have already announced the update
Amidst the rise of cases of COVID-19 in the financial capital of the country – Mumbai – the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) is yet again forced to consolidate its flight operations to a single terminal – T2 – starting from 21st April I.e. tomorrow.
India’s budget carrier GoAir informed its passengers about the change in terminal via a tweet where the airline said, “Effective 21st April 2021, all GoAir domestic flights flying to and from Mumbai will depart and arrive from Terminal 2 of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport”.
GoAir also said, “#GoAlert – Mumbai terminal change! Please ensure you check your terminal before leaving for the airport,” in the same tweet.
In the meantime, all flights of IndiGo will be arriving and departing from T2 with effect from 15 April 2021.
IndiGo tweeted, “Is your next flight from/to Mumbai? If yes, do not miss this essential terminal information.”
— IndiGo (@IndiGo6E) April 14, 2021
It was only on the 10th of March 2021 that the private airport operator reopened its Terminal 1 (T1) for domestic flight operations after keeping it closed for almost a year.
CSMIA in a statement said, “In light of the latest developments in the ongoing pandemic situation, CSMIA has decided to re-consolidate all domestic passenger flights currently operating via Terminal 1. With effect from April 21, the airport will be conducting all international as well as domestic flight operations through its Terminal 2,” as reported by PTI.
All the passengers of Air Asia, GoAir, IndiGo, Star Air and TruJet have already been asked to get in touch with their respective airline for any further queries, said CSMIA.
From the 10th of March, Air Asia, GoAir, IndiGo, Star Air and TruJet resumed all their domestic operations from Terminal 1 on CSMIA. Additionally, as budget airline IndiGo was operating most of its flights from Terminal 2, its base flights were still being operated from Terminal 1.
Terminal 1 of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport caters to domestic passengers while Terminal 2 has international services apart from domestic operations of some of the Indian airlines.
Before the pandemic, there were some airlines who were carrying out their operations from T1.
In the last 24 hours, Maharashtra has reported 58,924 fresh cases of COVID-19 as per the data shared by the state health ministry. In the same period, while 52,412 people did recover, there were also 351 fatalities.
The total case tally reached 38,98,262 while the death toll reached 60,824 for the state of Maharashtra.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Uddhav Thackeray had imposed section 144 on the 14th of April to prevent a further surge in COVID-19 cases in the state.
The prohibitory order will stay in place until 7:00 AM on the 1st of May.