Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport: News

08 Oct 2021


Utter chaos at Mumbai airport amid festive season rush

Chaotic scenes unfolded at the Mumbai airport on Friday as travelers were seen jostling and struggling to catch their flights amid a heavy rush due to the festive season.

29 Sep 2021


Mumbai Police gets hoax call about threat at Mumbai airport

A hoax call caused panic at the Mumbai airport Tuesday by claiming an imminent threat to the lives of employees working at the airport.

25 May 2020

Hardeep Singh Puri

Five-year-old flies to Bengaluru alone, meets mother after months

As domestic flights resumed in India after weeks, among the first fliers was a five-year-old, who was stuck in Delhi for the past three months.

26 Jul 2019


Heavy rains batter Mumbai: Flights delayed; waterlogging, traffic jams reported

Heavy rainfall has once again brought life to a standstill in Mumbai where massive waterlogging and traffic snarls due to the downpour were reported from across the city.

08 Jul 2019


Heavy rains lash Mumbai: Flights disrupted; traffic jams, water-logging reported

Heavy rains lashed Mumbai in the early hours on Monday, leading to the disruption of flight operations at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport as well as traffic snarls across the city.

03 Nov 2018


Air India cancels Mumbai-Jeddah flight after massive 8-hour delay

National carrier Air India canceled a Jeddah-bound flight from Mumbai via Hyderabad late yesterday night, eight hours after its scheduled departure time, without offering any reason to around 300 harried passengers for the inordinate delay.

15 Oct 2018

Air India

Air India air hostess falls off plane while closing door

A 53-year-old air hostess was injured today after falling off an Air India aircraft which was getting ready for departure at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai.

05 Oct 2018


India's two busiest airports to shut down runways for repair

Two of India's busiest airports, the Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi and the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai, will shut down their runways for repair for 13 days from November 15 this year, and between February and March next year, respectively.

Delhi airport had best punctuality among the world's busiest airports

In a notable feat, Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport, in August, achieved the best on-time performance (OTP) for a month among the world's most congested airports.

23 Jul 2018


Woman rejects man's proposal, he tells airport-authorities she carried bomb

On Saturday, a man called Mumbai airport authorities to inform that a woman carried a bomb in her bag. The authorities quickly swung to action only to learn the man was taking a revenge as the woman had rejected his marriage proposal.

21 Jul 2018


Delhi airport: Semi-robotic TaxiBots to help curb air pollution

After 'air-purifier' plants, Delhi airport authorities have taken another environment-friendly step by introducing TaxiBots, 'pilot-controlled semi-robotic machines' which reduce emissions and fuel-consumption by a stunning 85%.

16 Jul 2018

Bombay High Court

Bombay-HC slaps Rs. 5L fine on Leela Hotels for 'forum-hunting'

The Bombay HC today imposed a fine of Rs. 5L on Hotel Leela Venture Limited for "forum-hunting" by seeking that their pleas, challenging eviction proceedings, be heard by a single-judge bench.

10 Jul 2018


Air India Express plane overshoots runway in Mumbai, averts mishap

A major mishap was averted today after an Air India Express aircraft overshot the runway while landing at the Mumbai-airport amid heavy rains.

30 Jun 2018

Vijay Mallya

Fourth-time-lucky: Vijay Mallya's favorite aircraft finally sold

Beleaguered businessman Vijay Mallya's favorite luxury airplane, Airbus A319, which is parked at the Mumbai Airport since 2013, has finally got a buyer.

11 Jun 2018


5yrs, Rs. 10cr: Mumbai airport's loss for parking Mallya's aircraft

Tainted entrepreneur Vijay Mallya's favorite luxury airplane, Airbus A319, which is parked at the Mumbai Airport since 2013, is proving to be a costly burden for the authorities.

19 May 2018


Mumbai: Domestic, International flights to be delayed till June 5

Several flights were delayed by almost an hour yesterday and day before, as Mumbai airport officials are upgrading the Instrument Landing System (ILS), responsible for guiding flights.

10 May 2018


Flight tickets from Mumbai most expensive in India

If you are planning for a Mumbai to Goa vacation, please book your tickets in advance, because any last-minute flight in this route will cost you anywhere from Rs. 4,500 to 6,500.

23 Apr 2018


Mumbai airport gets SAGA, advanced surveillance tool for smoother operations

Mumbai airport, the country's second busiest airport, always battles with flight delays or cancellations and during monsoon, it's worse.

09 Apr 2018


100 flights cancelled as Mumbai Airport shuts-down for two days

Due to pre-monsoon repair and preventive maintenance work on the intersection of two cross-runways (09/27 and 14/32), Mumbai Airport will remain shut today and tomorrow for six hours.

09 Apr 2018


Mumbai-airport: Main runway to remain shut for 6hrs today, tomorrow

Flight operations at Mumbai airport are likely to be affected for two days as the private aerodrome operator today announced the closure of the main runway for six hours daily for pre-monsoon maintenance work.

18 Mar 2018


Most Indian airports to be over-stressed in 5years. But why?

Owing to a massive surge in passenger numbers, Indian airports are stretched well beyond their capacity and require billions of dollars worth of investment in infrastructure, analysts have warned.

08 Mar 2018


Major win: Dawood Ibrahim's aide Farooq Takla brought to India

In a major win for India, an aide of wanted gangster Dawood Ibrahim has been deported from Dubai.

07 Mar 2018


Delhi, Mumbai airports numero uno in quality service: ACI Survey

Delhi Airport grabbed the top spot in service quality survey conducted by Airports Council International (ACI).

05 Feb 2018


Mumbai airport sets new flight handling world record

Mumbai airport, the busiest single-runway airport in the world, broke its own flight handling record on 20th January when it handled 980 arrivals and landings in 24 hours.

01 Feb 2018


Navi Mumbai airport to be operational in next 5 years

Civil Aviation minister Jayant Sinha on Wednesday said the Navi Mumbai airport will take at least four to five years to become operational.

30 Jan 2018


At Mumbai airport, pet therapy de-stresses anxious flyers

Whether you're anxiously waiting for your connecting flight, upset about bidding goodbye to your loved ones or just stressed about the journey, Mumbai Airport's T2 Terminal has a solution to all of these.

20 Jan 2018


Bridge linking South Bombay to international airport made toll free

The resident of South Bombay traveling to the upcoming Navi Mumbai international airport will not be required to pay any toll.

03 Jan 2018


Center considering proposals to rename nine airports

Nine airports in India might soon have different names, if approved by the civil aviation ministry.

02 Jan 2018


CEO makes hoax bomb threat at Mumbai airport, arrested

Police have arrested the CEO of a US-based company for allegedly making a hoax bomb threat at Mumbai airport.

17 Oct 2017


Maharashtra: Transport employees on strike indefinitely from midnight

Demanding salary hikes, employees of the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) will be on strike indefinitely from the midnight of October 16th.

22 Sep 2017


Mumbai airport main runway operations resume after 26 hours

Flight operations at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport gradually resumed a day after a SpiceJet flight overshot the main runway 27, which remained non-operational for 26 hours.

21 Sep 2017


SpiceJet Incident: Whistleblower writes to Aviation Ministry about potential hazard

Following the SpiceJet flight skidding incident at Mumbai, Airports Authority of India's DGM (Aviation Safety), S Mangala, flagged off a potential hazard.

20 Sep 2017


Mumbai Rains: Flight operations, local train services badly hit

Torrential rains continued to batter Mumbai for the second day, severely affecting the flight operations, delaying the suburban rail services, and disrupting the road traffic.

24 May 2017


Mumbai based acid attack victim finds love at 26

In 2012, Lalita Ben Bansi was attacked with acid by her cousin, who threw it on her over a minor argument.

10 May 2017


Mumbai Police to go bulletproof 9 years after 26/11

9 years ago when Anti-Terrorism Squad Chief Hemant Karkare went to take on the terrorists involved in 26/11, his bulletproof vest was no match for the terrorists' AK-47s.

01 May 2017


Chennai airport to become 'silent' from May 1

The Airports Authority of India has decided to make Chennai airport silent from May 1, like those that meet international standards. The scheme is part of modernization plans.

08 Dec 2016

Uddhav Thackeray

Mumbai, the city where old and new blend in

The state government will boost cashless transactions in rural areas via biometric ration cards and PoS machines.