Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) in India has decided to change terminals for domestic and international flights.

An official statement from Mumbai International Airport said: “Starting October 1, IndiGo and GoAir to operate all domestic flights from T1 and international from T2 while SpiceJet to shift full operation to T2.”

The release added that all airlines operating at T1 have been assigned terminal boarding bridges.

These changes are aimed to offer improved benefits and convenience for passengers.

One of India’s businest airports, CSMIA handled more than 48 million travellers during 2018-2019. It is currently serviced by nearly 50 international and nine domestic airlines.

Each hour, its main and secondary runways manage more than 46 and 35 flight movements respectively.

In attempts to provide hassle-free passenger experiences, Mumbai International Airport offers paperless boarding, allows passenger to place orders for food via an app and go through security checks using body scanners.

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) recently solicited proposals from interested firms to supply a new air traffic management (ATM) system at Mumbai Airport.

Once the system is in place in around 15 months, Mumbai Airport will be able to achieve its full capacity of 1,040 daily flights.

A subsidiary of GVK Power and Infrastructure, GVK Airport secured approval from the Competition Commission of India (CCI) last month to acquire an additional 10% stake in Mumbai International Airport.

As part of the agreement, GVK Airport will buy ACSA Global’s 10% stake for approximately $134.01m (Rs9.24bn).