Photo Friday: Mumbai’s New Terminal T2 at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport

by Janis on April 11, 2014

Terminal T2 Mumbai, India International airportGlorious New Terminal T2 at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, India

The new integrated terminal T2 at Maumbai, India’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airportopened for international operations on February 12th, 2014.

We flew out of the new terminal on April 10th, and were enthralled with its harmonious design.

The Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is named after the 17th century Maratha emperor, Chhatrapati Shivaji, while the airport’s The Airport’s IATA code of “BOM” is derived from Bombay, Mumbai’s former name.

Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is second busiest airport in India and the world’s 48th busiest airport.

Chicago-headquartered Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), one of world’s largest architecture, interior design, engineering, and urban planning firms, designed Mumbai’s new Terminal 2. The new terminal covers nearly 52 acres of land, and replaces the existing International Terminal.

The entire project cost an estimated $1.6 billion and employed 12,000 workers.

The iconic structure has boarding gates on two piers extending from a central processing building featuring a 138-ft high roof employing over 20,000 metric tonnes of fabricated steel covering 30 acres.

The new T2 terminal building operates Multiple Aircraft Ramp System (MARS) stands and swing gates, so that a single stand can accommodate either one wide body aircraft or two narrow body aircraft, in either domestic or international configuration.

The new terminal has 192 check-in counters and 60 immigration counters for departing passengers, and 12 baggage carousels and 76 immigration counters for arriving passengers.

To transfer passengers across its four levels, the building has 48 escalators and 75 elevators.

New Terminal T@ at Mumbai International AirportThe interior design at the departure gates is also spectacular.

Have you flown out of Mumbai’s new terminal T@?  If so, please share your thoughts in comments below.

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