Navi Mumbai Airport Set to Launch This Year: Exclusive Sneak Peek!

The construction of the Navi Mumbai Airport is progressing in three stages. The first phase is designed to accommodate an annual influx of 2.5 crore passengers.

The ambitious Navi Mumbai International Airport is poised to start operations by the end of this year, as announced by Union Minister for Civil Aviation, Jyotiraditya Scindia. During his visit to Nagpur on Friday for the inauguration of the AAR-Indamer Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) facility at the MIHAN SEZ, Scindia outlined plans for a minimum of two airports in at least 10 major cities across the country within the next 10-15 years.

The DB Patil International Airport, located in Ulwe, Navi Mumbai, is under construction in the Raigad district and is set to become the second airport for the Mumbai Metropolitan Region alongside the existing Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport. The groundbreaking ceremony took place on February 18, 2018, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiling the foundation plaque.

The greenfield airport is being developed in three phases, with the initial phase designed to handle 2.5 crore passengers per annum. The final phase, scheduled for completion by 2032, will have the capacity to accommodate over 9 crore passengers and handle 25 lakh tonnes of cargo annually.

In a media interaction, Scindia mentioned, “The Navi Mumbai International Airport will commence operations in November or December this year. The inaugural flight is expected to land during this period, marking a significant milestone in the development of Navi Mumbai.” He emphasized the airport’s role in contributing to the substantial growth of Navi Mumbai and the Konkan region.

Scindia also highlighted the realization of long-awaited projects, such as the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL), inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Mumbai on Friday.

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Discussing the broader vision for aviation, Scindia projected the establishment of at least two airports in ten cities across India within the next 10 to 15 years to enhance connectivity. The Union Minister announced plans to inspect airports in Kolhapur, Pune, and Navi Mumbai later in the day and on Saturday.

Earlier in the day, Scindia inaugurated the AAR-Indamer MRO, a joint venture between AAR, a prominent USA-based MRO, and Indamer Technics Private Limited. This MRO facility aims to provide world-class maintenance services for aircraft fleets operating in India and the surrounding region.


When Navi Mumbai airport will start?

Jyotiraditya Scindia, the Union Minister for Civil Aviation, has indicated that the commencement of commercial operations at the Navi Mumbai International Airport, an investment of Rs 18,000 crore, is anticipated by March 31, 2025.

What is the work status of Navi Mumbai International Airport?

The initiation of commercial activities at the Navi Mumbai International Airport is projected for March 2025, as communicated by Jyotiraditya Scindia, the Minister of Civil Aviation, during a press briefing on January 13. Highlighting the magnitude of the project, valued at nearly Rs 18,000 crore, Scindia mentioned that it is set to unfold in five distinct phases.

How many runways will Navi Mumbai airport have?

Two Runways

Once all the five phases of the project are completed, the airport will have four terminals and two runways, he said. The minister also said that the airport will have road, rail, metro and water connectivity.

Is Navi Mumbai airport for passengers?

The concluding stage, anticipated to be finished by 2032, will boast the capability to cater to more than 9 crore passengers annually and manage 25 lakh tonnes of cargo. During a discussion with the media, Scindia remarked, “The initiation of operations for the Navi Mumbai International Airport is expected in November or December this year.”

Which is the largest airport in the world?

King Fahd International Airport

King Fahd International Airport (DMM) — Dammam, Saudi Arabia. At 299.61 square miles (776 square kilometers), King Fahd International Airport is the largest airport in the world by total area.

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