Mumbai Airport: News

21 May 2024


Mumbai: 36 flamingos killed after Emirates flight hits them

An Emirates flight EK508 struck a flock of flamingos over the Laxmi Nagar area of Pantnagar, in Mumbai's Ghatkopar on Monday.

17 May 2024

Athiya Shetty

Sobhita Dhulipala shines in Namrata Joshipura jumpsuit at Cannes 2024

Indian actor Sobhita Dhulipala made a striking debut at the Cannes Film Festival 2024, choosing a jumpsuit over the traditional gown.

29 Feb 2024

Air India

Air India fined Rs. 30L after 80-year-old dies at airport

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Thursday imposed a fine of Rs. 30 lakhs on Air India for "not having adequate number of wheelchairs" at Mumbai airport due to which an elderly passenger died earlier this month.

18 Jan 2024

Jyotiraditya Scindia

IndiGo passengers eating on tarmac: Security compromised, says Scindia

Amid the controversy surrounding a video showing passengers of an IndiGo flight eating on the tarmac at Mumbai airport, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Thursday expressed strong disapproval over the incident.

18 Jan 2024


IndiGo, Air India and SpiceJet fined over flight disruptions

IndiGo Airlines was fined Rs. 1.2 crore by the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security after a video went viral showing passengers eating on the tarmac while waiting for their flight.

16 Jan 2024


Passenger seen eating on tarmac: IndiGo, Mumbai airport get notice

The Centre on Tuesday issued show-cause notices to IndiGo Airlines and the Mumbai Airport, after a viral video showed passengers sitting and eating on the tarmac of the airport.

13 Jan 2024

Indian Air Force

Mumbai Air Show 2024: Airport partially shut, traffic advisory issued 

The Indian Air Force (IAF), in collaboration with the Eknath Shinde-led Maharashtra government, is carrying out the "Mumbai Air Show" over Marine Drive from Friday to Sunday.

12 Jan 2024

Narendra Modi

PM Modi inaugurates Atal Setu. Here's what's special about it

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated India's longest sea bridge in Mumbai.

Cyclone Biparjoy disrupts flight operations in Mumbai, triggers chaos

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said heavy rains lashed several parts of Mumbai as the extremely severe cyclonic storm "Biparjoy" further intensified, affecting flight operations at the country's financial capital on Sunday evening.

12 Nov 2022

Shah Rukh Khan

Mumbai airport: SRK detained for hours for carrying luxury watches

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan was reportedly detained for hours by the Customs Department at Mumbai airport on Friday night.

27 Nov 2021


South Africa arrivals at Mumbai airport to face quarantine

Passengers arriving at the Mumbai airport from South Africa will be quarantined, the city's Mayor announced on Saturday.

16 Nov 2021


'Unfounded allegations': Hardik Pandya clarifies on watch seizure at airport

Indian cricketer Hardik Pandya on Tuesday issued a clarification about the alleged seizure of his watches by the Mumbai Customs Department.

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 Aug 2021


Officer who stopped Salman wasn't penalized, but 'rewarded,' CISF clarifies

Reports of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) seizing the mobile phone of the officer who stopped Salman Khan at Mumbai Airport for a mandatory security check had surfaced yesterday.

07 May 2021


Chartered plane makes belly-landing at Mumbai Airport, all passengers safe

A chartered plane carrying five people, including a patient and a doctor, landed on its belly at Mumbai Airport late Thursday evening after declaring a full emergency, with the airport authorities foaming the runway to avoid the plane catching fire.

03 Aug 2019


Mumbai rains: Downpour batters city, 1 dead in Thane

Heavy rains continued to lash Mumbai for a second consecutive week, throwing normal life out of gear.

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.

02 Jun 2019


Here's how much Alia Bhatt's cool Gucci leather bag costs

Apart from her acting prowess, Bollywood beauty Alia Bhatt is known for her great fashion sense.

27 Apr 2019


Server problem affects Air India flights across world, passengers furious

On Friday, all domestic and international flights of Air India were affected after the airline suffered a server issue, making passengers angry.

05 Feb 2019


Passenger finds dead cockroach in food served, Air India apologizes

A few days ago, a passenger traveling from Bhopal to Mumbai aboard Air India flight AI-634 had complained of being served a cockroach in his breakfast.

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.

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.

24 May 2018


Relief for Mumbai Airport flyers as flight delays come down

Ever since upgradation started on the Instrument Landing System (ILS) at Mumbai Airport, passengers have been witnessing constant flight delays.

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.

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.

Immigration stops Chanda Kochhar's brother-in-law from leaving country

The investigation in the alleged Deepak Kochhar-Venugopal Dhoot fraud has now extended to the former's brother Rajiv Kochhar, who was stopped by Immigration at the Mumbai Airport while he was leaving India.

02 Mar 2018


Mumbai: IndiGo A320neo makes emergency landing due to engine snag

A Kolkata-bound IndiGo aircraft had to make an emergency landing at the Mumbai Airport after take-off as one of its engines stopped working mid-air.

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.

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.

05 Nov 2017


Suspected ISIS operative arrested in Mumbai, was planning terror attacks

A suspected ISIS terrorist was arrested from the Mumbai Airport yesterday. Abu Zaid was nabbed as soon as he arrived from Saudi Arabia, police said.

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.

27 Sep 2017


Illegal kidney transplant for Phagwara mayor's daughter at Rs. 40L

After busting a major international kidney racket at Mumbai Airport, the city cops claimed that the racketeers received Rs. 40L even from Arun Khosla, the mayor of Punjab's Phagwara, to get a kidney for his daughter.

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.

29 Aug 2017


Mumbai: Incessant rains affect traffic movement, suburban trains

A torrential downpour this morning and incessant rains since four days in Mumbai increased traffic congestion, hitting transport services, including the suburban trains.

20 Feb 2017

Mumbai Police

Chaos at Andheri station as car runs up platform

Chaos ensued at Andheri station when under-19 cricketer Harpeet Singh drove his car onto Platform 1 amid the morning rush.

17 Feb 2017

Zakir Naik

Mumbai's iconic red BEST buses may turn yellow

If a new proposed design is approved, Mumbai's red BEST buses may soon turn white with yellow stripes. The design, as well as a new logo being considered, came from JJ Institute of Applied Art.

14 Feb 2017

Navi Mumbai

Mumbai-based photographer wins World Press Photo Award

Mumbai-based photographer Nayan Khanolkar was ranked second in Nature category at the World Press Photo Awards.