Mumbai: The Mumbai International Airport Pvt Ltd (MIAL) has said it had commenced operations of international flights from the General Aviation terminal at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) here. With this it becomes the first airport in India to provide a self-contained terminal for handling round –the-clock domestic and international flight operations for private and non-scheduled operators (NSOPs).
A press release from MIAL said this was part of its efforts to provide world-class airport infrastructure and services to private and NSOPs.
The terminal, which has been used for only domestic flight operations until now, was approved for international operations effective April 15, 2011.
"Being the hub of business and finance, Mumbai is a key destination for non-scheduled operations and private flights. The commencement of international flight operations from the General Aviation terminal at CSIA is a significant step for MIAL in our endeavour to cater to the needs of the growing non-scheduled traffic and provide an enhanced airport experience for passengers of non-scheduled and private aircraft," GV Sanjay Reddy, managing director, MIAL, said.
"The setting-up of an independent GA terminal with all facilities under one roof is in line with our objective of consistently improving service standards at CSIA," he added.
Located at Kalina, the GA terminal offers premium facilities for passengers departing and arriving on private aircraft and business jets. The interiors of the terminal are aesthetically designed and house all amenities for travellers, the release said.