Air India, the national carrier of India shifts its operations to Terminal 2 in Mumbai. With this new development, Air India will fly a total of 63 flights including 11 international and 52 domestic flights from Terminal 2.
Speaking about the new development, Ashwani Lohani, chairman and MD, Air India said, “It is a great milestone for Air India. We have integrated both our domestic and international flights from one terminal. This will help in reducing the connecting time for the passengers. This also gives us an opportunity to develop Mumbai as our secondary hub after Delhi.”
This new integration will also help Star Alliance for seamless connections. Now, a total of 11 international carriers from the Star Alliance fly out of Mumbai.
Mark F Schwab, chief executive officer, Star Alliance said, “This shift of operation to terminal 2 was an extremely important move. This move will help in decreasing the connecting time between flights. This will also allow us to give a better service to our passengers.”
Presently, Air India caters to 5000 passengers per day at its primary hub, Delhi. In a couple of years it expects to cater to around 3000 passengers per day in Mumbai.