Tuesday, October 05, 2021

Mumbai: Flights out of Terminal 1-Vile Parle to resume from October 20

Mumbai: Four airlines—GoFirst, Star Air, AirAsia India and TruJet—will move all their domestic flights to Vile Parle Terminal 1 (T1) of Mumbai airport from October 20 midnight, announced Mumbai International Airport Ltd (MIAL) on Monday.

“While IndiGo’s select flights will resume from October 31 with most of its flight operating from T2 and base flights will operate out of Terminal 1,” said a MIAL spokesperson. Passengers booked on IndiGo departures out of Mumbai, scheduled from November onwards, will have to check their air tickets to confirm the terminal their flight will operate from.

T1-Parle will cater to approximately 156 flights daily, while T2-Sahar will handle about 396 flights, said MIAL. T1-Parle will have lounges, food and beverage outlets and 12 Covid testing booths across arrivals and departures for RT-PCR tests.

With the nationwide vaccination drive and increase in passenger confidence in air travel, the airport decided to reopen T1-Parle once again, said the spokesperson. T1-Parle had shut down within a month after the Covid second wave hit air travel, bringing down passenger numbers, forcing the airport to consolidate all flights at T2-Sahar again.

05/10/21 Times of India

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