The primary airport serving Mumbai, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM) is India’s second busiest airport and the 47th busiest airport in the world. The airport’s code (BOM) comes from the city’s former name of Bombay, while the airport itself is named after the 17th-century Maratha emperor, though it was previously called the Sahar International Airport.Don’t Miss
The new Terminal 2 at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM) opened its doors in 2014 and handles all international flights, while Terminal 1 is the airport’s domestic terminal building. Together they handle over 42 million passengers per year and nearly 300,000 aircrafts.
Four airlines operate out of Terminal 1 with flights to Delhi, Bangalore, Goa, Jaipur and numerous other domestic destinations. Paris, Tokyo, New York, Bangkok and Singapore are just a few of the international destinations that Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM) offers flights to.
The two terminals at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM) are a 15 to 20-minute drive apart and complimentary shuttle buses take passengers between the two. Both terminals have ATMs, currency exchange counters and postal services, while free wireless internet access is offered throughout the entire airport. Terminal 2 has a play area for the kids and there is also a hotel on site, the Niranta Airport Transit Hotel & Lounge. There are also two VIP lounges in Terminal 2.
There are cafés, sit-down restaurants, coffee shops and bars in both terminal buildings, though Terminal 2 has a larger selection. Indian and international food is offered, and there are also many fast food chains like KFC, Pizza Hut and McDonalds. VIP passengers can unwind with la carte dining and cocktails in one the airport lounges.Shopping
Duty-free shopping is available in the departure lounge of Terminal 2 where there are international boutiques like Hugo Boss, Longchamp, Michael Kors and Versace. There are also other shops in both terminal buildings that sell books, travel accessories, snacks and souvenirs.