Mumbai’s domestic terminal 1B has been renamed to terminal 1 (T1). Officials claim the name change is to make it more relatable to the international terminal — T2 — and hence make it more recognisable to passengers.
There have been instances of confusion with fliers, since certain carriers (Jet Airways, Vistara and Air India) operate their domestic operations out of T2. The Tata Group-Singapore Airlines carrier Vistara was the first airline to begin its domestic operations out of the international terminal in January 2015. Other domestic airlines (SpiceJet, GoAir and IndiGo) operate out of the renamed domestic terminal.
“The shifting of Air India and Jet Airways to T2 has helped make transit between international and domestic flights convenient for transfer passengers, thereby saving time,” says an airport official. Both T1 and T2 are a part of Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.