Chhatrapati ShivajiAirport, formerly known as Sahar International Airport,is the focal international airport in Mumbai. It is named after a 17th century Maratha emperor. The Airport's IATA code – "BOM" is derived from Bombay, Mumbai's former name. It is the second busiest airport in India and is ranked creditably by the Airports Council International.
The airport’s terminal 2 was opened to great fanfare in 2014. The airport has another 3 terminals, domestic terminal 1A, 1B and 1C.
Within the complex is the art wall, Jaya He depicting Indian art. The wall has two distinct sections: the arrivals corridor consisting of a series of specially commissioned artworks that map the city as a layered narrative and the second section, which runs like a central curvilinear spine, designed to direct and control the circulation of passengers through the terminal.
The mega 11-acre roof of T2 is an engineering feat that is unseen. The roof depicts a dance by 1,000 white peacocks and T2 comprises four levels with a size that is 4.3 million square feet, with a passenger-handling capacity of 40 million per annum. The size of the check-in hall is nearly 400,000 square feet. It has extensive retail space and a huge landscaped garden with 80 different plant species. T2 has India’s biggest parking area, with a capacity to park 5,000 cars.
The new terminal boasts India’s tallest airport escalator and at about 11.6 metres in height serves from the 6th to the 10th level of the multi-level carpark. The terminal’s transportation facilities also include 72 lifts, 48 escalators and 37 travellators.
The T2 design combines international and domestic passenger services under one roof. The terminal has 188 check-in counters.
All over the terminal there are newspaper stands, information kiosks, mobile charging stations and automated external defibrillators. A spa is also available with express services if you need to unwind with a massage.
At terminal 1A there are ATMs outside arrivals & departure, an Airtel net surfing unit post security, reserved lounge in departure and arrivals, lost and found/left luggage facility in arrival, information desk in arrival and departure and inter-terminal coach service at arrivals for transfer.
All terminals have food and beverage outlets, retail outlets and duty-free shopping.