Mumbai Airport

Mumbai Airport is the publicly owned airport and owned by the Airports Authority of India. The airport is owned by the Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL). The airport was opened in 1942 and it is the hub of Air India, JetConnect, Blue Dart Aviation, SpiceJet, GoAir, Jet Airways, and IndiGo. It is also one of the busiest airports in India.

In this article, we have compiled a list of mind blowing, amazing, important and interesting facts about Mumbai Airport. So, let’s enjoy!

10 Amazing, Interesting and Mind Blowing Facts About Mumbai Airport

1. Primary Hub for Many Airlines

Mumbai Airport is the primary hub for many airlines including JetConnect, Air India, Blue Dart Aviation, SpiceJet, GoAir, IndiGo, and Jet Airways.

GoAir at Mumbai Airport
GoAir at Mumbai Airport

2. Terminal T2 Whopping Cost

Ther Terminal T2 at the Mumbai Airport was built with a whopping cost of Rs. 12,500 crore.

3. India’s One of the Busiest Airports

Mumbai Airport is one of the busiest airports in India with a passenger movement of 42,950,512 between December, 2014 and November, 2015.

Mumbai Airport Plane Parking
Mumbai Airport Plane Parking

4. The Airport is Named After….

Mumbai Airport is named after the 17th-century Maratha emperor, Chhatrapati Shivaji. However, the IATA airport code is “BOM” which is derived from Bombay, the former name of Mumbai.

5. Four Levels in Terminal 2

There are four levels in T2, the first is for ground transport, Level 2 for arrivals, Level 3 for domestic departures, and Level 4 for international departures.

Mumbai Airport Terminal 2
Mumbai Airport Terminal 2

6. Terminal 2 for Domestic and International Operations

Terminal 2 at the Mumbai Airport is being used for the domestic and international operations.

7. World’s Largest Art Exhibition in the Airport

Mumbai Airport’s art project is the largest art project in the world, consisting 6,000 art works.

Mumbai Airport Art Exhibition
Mumbai Airport Art Exhibition

8. Structural Steel Used in Terminal 2 Building

About 18,000 metric tons of structural steel was used in constructing Terminal 2 building roof. The steel is enough to build about two Eiffel Towers.

9. A Large Number of CCTVs and Fire Alarm System

The Terminal 2 area is having 2300 CCTV camera and 70,000 detection devices for fire alarm.

10. Best Place for Shopping

Mumbai Airport is the best place for shopping. The retail space in the airport is about 21,000 sq.meters, which have many national and international brands store.

Mumbai Airport Duty Free Area
Mumbai Airport Duty Free Area

Article first published on May 11, 2016.

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