Mumbai to Open Second Airport Terminal in September
Mar. 21 – Mumbai International Airport (MIAL), currently handling approximately 30 million passengers per annum, is set to open its new Terminal 2 (T2) in September in a move that has been described as a “game changer” in regional aviation.
Mumbai , currently the worlds 44th most busy airport, will be adding another 21,000 square meters of retail space in its new terminal, parking for 5,300 cars, 44 horizontalators, and will showcase over 6,000 pieces of Indian art from the 8th to 19th centuries.
Mumbai currently ranks number three in the 25-40 million passenger category for airports, and the new addition will see it take pole position. The T2 will also add an additional 50,000 square meters of check- in halls and employ roughly 25,000 people.
Sanjay Reddy, Managing Director of GVK Airports, a partner in the MIAL consortium, described the potential impact of T2.
“We want to increase the number of traffic movements per hour to increase the number of aircraft that can use the runway. We are consistently pushing it up and the maximum we have reached is 46 movements per hour. We want to keep it consistent beyond 45 and move to reach 50 movements per hour,” said Reddy.
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