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Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport

Airport information
 Location of airport in India
Airport typePublic
OwnerGVK, Airports Authority of India
OperatorMumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL)
LocationMumbai, Maharashtra, India
*Air India *Blue Dart Aviation *Deccan360 *GoAir *IndiGo *Jet Airways *JetLite *Kingfisher Airlines *SpiceJet
Elevation11 m (37 ft)
Cargo (tons)670235

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Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport ( ) , formerly Sahar International Airport, is the primary airport in Mumbai, India, and is South Asia's second busiest airport in term of passenger traffic.

The airport, with its five operating terminals, spreads over an operational area of 1450 acre (5.9 km2), is India's and South Asia's largest and most important aviation hub, and handled more than 29.1 million passengers and 670,235 tonnes of cargo in 2010-2011. It, along with Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport, handles more than half of the air traffic in South Asia. For the period of Apr - Nov 2010, it was the busiest airport in the country in terms of international passenger traffic and the second busiest in terms of overall passenger traffic. In 2010, the airport was ranked the 30th busiest airport in the world in terms of cargo handled with 671,238 tonnes handled. Formerly called Sahar (international) Airport and Santa Cruz (domestic) Airport, the two airports were merged and renamed after the 17th century Maratha Emperor, Chhatrapati Shivaji Bhosle, to Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. In February 2006, Mumbai International Airport Limited, a consortium of GVK Industries Ltd, Airports Company South Africa, and Bidvest, was appointed to carry out the modernisation of Mumbai Airport.

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