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Chhatrapati shivaji international airport mumbai   GVK   Vol no. 1 | Issue no. 1 | November 2016
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Connecting Mumbai Quarterly eNewsletter
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What’s New at CSMIA
Aircraft Upgrades
Route Airlines Aircraft Upgrades
Singapore Jet Airways A330 to B77W ; B738 to B77W
Dubai Jet Airways B738 to B77W
Paris Air France A330 to B777
Frankfurt Lufthansa B747-400 to B747-800
Delhi Air India A321 to B777
New Frequencies ( Per Week )
Route Airlines New Frequency / Additions
Sharjah Air India Express 7
Dubai Air India Express 7
Kuala Lumpur Malindo Air 1
New routes
Traffic Performance
Other Events and Happenings
Inauguration of ‘GVK Lounge’ for First & Business Class travelers at T2
The ‘GVK Lounge’ was inaugurated by Dr. GVK Reddy, Founder, Chairman and Managing Director, GVK. It is the first ever common Luxury Lounge in the country, unlike other global and Indian airports, which usually have different first/ business class lounges for different airlines. It hosts some of the most state-of-the-art facilities and latest technologies.
Release of Sustainability Report 2016
MIAL released the 3rd edition of its Sustainability report –“The Sustainability Report 2016” with the theme ‘Imagination is Inspirational’. The report delineates MIAL’s contributions and initiatives towards economic, environmental and social sustainability as well as strategies to drive the same.
Project inauguration for three metro stations to boost airport connectivity
Air travelers in Mumbai will soon have the option of a quicker and smoother transit to CSMIA. The proposed metro stations at Sahar road, Domestic airport and Terminal T2 International airport will be a part of the 33.5 km line from Colaba-Bandra to SEEPZ. The project is aimed towards providing a hassle free traveling experience to the airport.
Santacruz Air Cargo Terminal (SACT)
The new domestic cargo terminal or the Common User Terminal (CUT) has been developed in response to the anticipated growth (CAGR) in the Indian air freight transportation market, which is estimated to be around 12.5% over the next 5 years.
The Trinity Conference  (12th – 14th September) | Trinity is the Global Airport Commercial Revenues Conference that is co-organized by Moddie Davitt, ACI World and ACI Asia Pacific. This year, the event was hosted by Mumbai International Airport Ltd. at the Trident Hotel, Mumbai. The event was attended by over 200 delegates. The main aim of this event was to discuss ways in which the commercial teams at global airports could effectively face the pricing challenges posed by e-retailers.
Monsoon Food Festival 12th Sept – 30th Sept) - GVK lounges hosted the Monsoon Food festival both at its Domestic as well as its International lounges. The aim of this Monsoon Food Festival is to showcase India’s culture, through the cuisines that are popular in the North, South, East and the Western parts of India. | Whisky Festival (7th Sept - 30th Sept) Mumbai Duty Free organized its Whiskey Festival wherein a variety of discounts were being offered on premium whiskey brands. This festival would give avid whiskey lovers a chance to purchase their favorite blend of whiskies at a lucrative price.
Ultimate Avgeek 
(18th August- 19th August) - The Ultimate Avgeek event was organized with the intention of providing photographers and Aviation Geeks all over the country a chance to exhibit their skills.  20 enthusiastic Avgeeks were selected and their task was to capture as many photographs of the airside from the Main Fire Station. This event was held in conjunction with the World Photography Day and was a huge success for MI | Van Mahostsav (1st July-8th July) - As part of MIAL’s Sustainable Development Goals, a tree plantation initiative was undertaken by MIAL under the able guidance of MIAL’s Environment department. The aim of this drive was to enable the government achieve its aim to plant 1 crore trees on ‘World Environment Day’.
Awards and Accolades to CSMIA
Exotic Destinations to visit around Mumbai | Destination of the quarter - Gokarna: Blend of Divinity & Tranquility | .Gokarna is a picturesque location located in the Uttara district of Karnataka. This town is famous for its pristine beaches, the Shiva cave and the actual lingam of Lord Shiva, which is also referred to as ‘Atmaling
Places to visit - Mahabaleshwar Temple, Atmalinga at Shiva temple, Om Beach at Gokarna, Half-Moon beach, Parasailing at Om beach, Banana Boat Riding, Kuddle Beach, Gokarna Beach
Reaching Gokarna
Upcoming business events in Mumbai
S no. Business Events Date For more details
1 TEDxGateway 2016 4th Dec
2 The Future of Banking and Financial Services 6th Dec
3 TOI Global Sports Business Show 2016 21st Dec
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