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Terminal 1 of Mumbai Airport reopens for the public today

The Mumbai Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport has resumed flight operations from Terminal 1 (T-1) after the 6 month-long COVID-19 induced hiatus. All domestic services of four airlines, namely GoFirst, AirAsia India, Star Air and TruJet, will be shifted to this base from Wednesday. Until now, international and domestic operations were being operated from Terminal 2 (T-2), which is largely used for overseas flights.

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BMC revises arrival protocols for int'l travellers in Mumbai amid threat of new COVID strain

In wake of the discovery of a new COVID strain, C.1.2, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has revised and updated the travel norms for international passengers reaching Mumbai. An RT-PCR test is mandatory for all foreign travellers, effective from September 3. As per reports, the new virus mutation was first reported in South Africa and has been detected in about 7 countries so far. As yet, the variant has not been found in India so far, informed government sources.

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Here are the new guidelines for international passengers traveling to Mumbai

International commuters from a list of selected countries arriving at the Mumbai airport will have to undergo a mandatory RT-PCR test from September 3, as per new orders by BMC. These passengers will have to pay ₹600 for the test upon arrival at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport. The order was issued by BMC, based on the guidelines provided by the Government of India for international passengers. The detection of a highly infectious new COVID strain C.1.2, has led to this change in the new guidelines.

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Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Int'l Airport in Mumbai to now operate under Adani management

Adani Airport Holdings Ltd (AAHL), a unit of Adani Enterprises Ltd., on Tuesday took management control of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport(CSMIA) from the GVK Group. The control has been granted after approvals from the Union Government of Maharashtra and Maharashtra City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO).

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Compact 'Q-400' aircraft to initiate flights from Kanpur to Mumbai amid falling air traffic

Amid the continually dipping air traffic at the Chakeri Airport in Kanpur, given the pandemic scare, the airlines have decided to replace large aircraft with smaller carriages for services to Mumbai. Reportedly, from July 1, the presently deployed 173 seater Boeing-737 vessels will be replaced by Q-400 planes. The new aircraft can accommodate up to 78 to 90 persons only.

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