Clipper Lounge, Mumbai Terminal 2

Like I mentioned last week, I’d taken a short getaway out of town last week, and I booked a trip out on Air India, partly to check out the new Terminal 2 at Mumbai Airport, which has been built recently. Air India is the only airline which offers domestic segments out of the international section of the airport as well, so, I thought of them. My first thoughts about the Terminal 2, Mumbai Airport are here, while here are some pictures of the airport lounge which is being used by the airlines.

Apart from the airline lounges, there is also a new contract lounge at Terminal 2 which I accessed, because it accepts Priority Pass and also has a contract to provide access to premium MasterCard holders (for cards issued in India). Me and my travel companion were hence able to access this Clipper Lounge at about 3:30 AM in the morning, when most of the flights for the night had departed. The lounge is located at Gate 85. This lounge is operated by the Oberoi group, who earlier used to operate a contract lounge at the earlier Terminal 2, which I reviewed here and here.

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The lounge looks like a 50-seater, mostly for business class access, but also some lounge sofas in a separate section for first class customers. Made me think they still may be expecting to get some airline business and not all of it would go to the airport operator’s terminal.

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Even at that hour, they had a hot buffet up on offer with midnight snacks, which changed at about 4:30 AM to a breakfast menu. There were ample of soft drinks available, as well as a small selection of alcohol on offer. I remember seeing some whiskey, wines, gin and vodka on offer.

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I helped myself to some food, because it was middle of the night and there was nothing better to do. But don’t judge me, as this was a portion for two.

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I also saw another wet bar, which was not operational at this time. I presume this would be a cash bar for those who want a drink not available in the open bar.

There was also a small section with a couple of workstations, perhaps made for those people who wanted to get some work done while waiting.

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Overall, a nice lounge for a quick pit stop before you head for your flight. However, if you are invited for lounge access by an airline, you’d be better off checking out the bigger lounge created by the airport themselves, which I presume has a larger selection of food and drinks on offer.

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  2. Hello Sir , I am Milind Bansode , I am from Nashik . On 10 sep i will go to dubai from mumbai international terminal . I have axis bank my zone credit card . I just want to know that shall i access the clipper lounge service through this card …… and what is the charges for the entry …….. Kindely confirm.

    • Clipper lounge is changed with Loyalti Lounge, and they are not accepting most of the VISA card, better to check with card issuer or lounge directly.

  3. Hi,
    I have HDFC bank Priority pass with me and travelling to Dubai on 6th June. Just want to know is your longue service is complementary to me for this card.


  4. Hello
    I have SBI Card Prime (updated name of SBI Platinum Card) VISA.
    and Axis Bank Master Card

    Can i get access?

    • Clipper lounge is closed down and the name of the lounge is loyalti lounge.
      this lounge is not accepting most the visa card now including SBI Card Prime, I’ve been there in February and they denied entry with Card Prime.
      They are accepting master card, better to ask your card issuer or call in lounge and ask directly.

      @sids – Please update the article accordingly. as lots of users have the same queries.


  5. Hi!! I have black diners card (Hdfc) can I access clippers lounge Mumbai Airport & do we have free food and drinks there

  6. I am traveling with jet airways, Mumbai to Ahmedabad, it’s operate from Mumbai international Airport (t2), can i access this lounge ?

    • Naeem you should be able to access the TFS Travel Club Lounge on Domestic side or if you are Gold/Platinum then the GVK Domestic lounge

  7. I am having ICICI BANK RUBY INTERNATIONAL DEBIT CARD. can I get Clipper lounge at Mumbai, and what are free facilities can I use in the lounge

  8. I have a YES BANK international ATM/Debit Card (with Master Card logo). I understand as NRI card holder, my access is complimentary at the Mumbai airport Clipper lounge. Please confirm.

    Since I will be a transit passenger at the Mumbai airport (onwards to Abu Dhabi), can I access the lounge from the transit area?

  9. Hii, I have following Credit & Debit Cards, please let me know which is eligible for free access at the Clipper lounge at Mumbai International Airport:

    1)ICICI BANK : smart Shopper visa platinum



  10. Hi, ajay
    I will come mumbai in setember.i will go shrilanka i have icici bank coral debit card. So can i enter clipper lounge n which facility available for me.. n how many person enter in lounge in 1 card….

  11. Hi Ajay ,

    I have ICICI CORAL Debit Card,

    What Amenities will i get for free in Clipper Lounge ?

    And one More Thing Is Clipper Lounge And Loyalty Lounge are Same ? and if not Where is Clipper Lounge ?

  12. HI
    i am kotak mahindra bank …(ROYALE .VISA .SIGNATURE )credit card holder ….
    shall i get a free access in clipper lounge in t2 terminal it is mentioned in website that royale visa signature card holders will get free access in t2 terminal clipper lounge …??????????

  13. Hii, I have following Credit & Debit Cards, please let me know which is eligible for free acess at the lounge at Mumbai International Airport:

    HDFC Banks Jet Privilege Platinum Credit Card

    ICICI Coral Credit Card

    Indusind Aura Credit Card

    HDFC Jet Privilege Debit Card.

    Please revert asap, thanks…!!!!!!!

  14. Hii, I have following Credit & Debit Cards, please let me know which is eligible for free acess at the lounge at Mumbai International Airport:

    HDFC Banks Jet Privilege Platinum Credit Card

    ICICI Coral Credit Card

    Indusind Aura Credit Card

    HDFC Jet Privilege Debit Card.

    Please revert asap, thanks…!!!!

  15. I visited this lounge last week – choice of food was awful. In the end I walked out and ate in one of the food outlets outside.

  16. the wife and I are returning from Goa in March and wish to use the clipper lounge until our flight is called. Can I pay for passes in advance or do we just turn up and pay on the day.

  17. Dear,
    I am coming toMumbai on 28th Morning from Doha and will fly to Vizag @ 1100hrs. I have to spend around 5hrs in the airport can you please suggest me for clipper lounge by paying wether I can stay if so how much it costs.

  18. hi ill be travelling from dubai to singapore via mumbai airport, i have citi bank visa card issued in uae, can i use the lounge

  19. Hi Ajay,
    I will come to Mumbai Airport in June, on my way to Dubai.
    I will use clipper Lounge since I will have 5 hours to while away. Please tell me are there any charges to use internet, wifi at Lounge? Also is the buffet, cold drinks chargeable?
    Is alcohol free?

    • @Sujatha, you can either buy access to the lounge for 1100 INR at the counter, or if you have complimentary access via credit card/frequent flyer programs then you’d be let in. Once inside you can use all facilities at no extra charges

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