Mumbai’s CSIA becomes India’s first airport to host transit lounge
Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) has become the first airport in the country to have a transit lounge in the arrivals section of the International Terminal (T2). Built by Aviserve Airport Services, the lounge was inaugurated in January 2017 but has been made fully functional now. Aviserve will tie up with an Indian airline operating at T2 to attract more customers.
The passengers transiting from domestic flights to international destinations will benefit from the new facility. Passengers have to pay a fee to avail them. This is the first such service in the country to help passengers flying to international destinations utilise their layover time. The concept of sleeping pods in India has been introduced recently.
The concept of sleeping pods in the departures area was first introduced at airports like Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Changi, and Narita (New Tokyo). By the end of 2018, similar lounges will be introduced in three more airports across the country. There are plans to introduce similar lounge facilities at the domestic terminal of the Mumbai airport.
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