Mumbai Airport Sets A New World Record for Number of Flights Handled in a Day!

With the constant increase in incomes and cheaper rates offered by the budget airlines, there can be seen a massive increase in the aviation market. This is the reason why Indian Aviation Market becomes the third biggest behind China and the U.S. Recently a Mumbai (Indian) airport has set a new world record of handling the maximum number of flights in a day or we can say in 24 hour period.

The airport is Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport which handled a total of 969 flights in a single day. It is more than any other airport that operates a single runway has ever handled.

According to the reports of Times of India (TOI), Mumbai has more than one runway just like airports in London, New York, Dubai but these two runways criss-cross each other so these can never operate simultaneously.

Talking about the Indian carriers, these regulate the activities of more than 100 million domestic passengers last year and the International Air Transport Association estimates the market will add about 337 million more in the next two decades.

According to Bloomberg, Mumbai’s new record is not just a quirk of kooky design, though. India’s aviation sector is already driven by a combo of cheaper airfares and rising incomes.

Being world’s third largest aviation market, India has a plenty of room for more growth. The budget airline SpiceJet claims that 97% of the country’s population has never taken a flight.

On a single day, Mumbai handles more than 900 take-offs and landings on regular basis. And according to TOI reports, the airport is hoping to hit the 1000 mark soon. This record also includes a high number of private and charter flights on top of the scheduled itinerary.


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