The exclusive lounges at Mumbai’s Chattrapati Shivaji International Airport being currently operated by Air India, Lufthansa, Emirates Airlines and British Airways would cease to exist soon, media reports recently said. The international terminal at Mumbai airport presently has six lounges, four of which are being operated by Lufthansa, Emirates Airlines, British Airways and Air India exclusively for their premium customers boarding business class flights or traveling in first class.
According to media reports, a common lounge is being planned by Mumbai International Airport Limited to be shared by all the airlines at its international terminal T2. The common lounge is scheduled to be opened this year. The airlines have however expressed their displeasure at the move and resisting the plan for a common lounge.
British Airways in a statement said that it has multiple award-winning lounges at Heathrow and want to provide a similar experience to its customers in India with its exclusive lounge. The airline considers India to be its second-most important market after the U.S.