Airoli is a developed residential as well as commercial suburb of Navi Mumbai. It is connected to Navi Mumbai's other developed neighborhood Vashi with city bus services provided by BEST, NMMT and local train services.
The Mulund-Airoli bridge has contributed to Airoli's expansion in recent years, as Mulund is Mumbai's one of the busiest suburbs. The bridge also serves as a connection between Airoli and the Nahur station of the central railways. It is one of the only two bridges which connect Mumbai to Navi Mumbai, the other being the Vashi bridge.
The commercial zone includes the print city of The Times Of India, the iGate Knowledge Park (previously known as Patni Knowledge Park), Reliable Tech Park, and Mindspace. Mindspace is an office complex which contains offices of several firms.
The area of Airoli and Diva village was developed by CIDCO (City Industrial Development Corporation) and later on handed over to NMMC (Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation) for administration. Airoli is divided into 28 sectors, out of which 20 sectors have been developed.