Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Mumbai airport breaks own record, handles 1,000 flight movements in a single day

Mumbai: Capacity-constrained Mumbai airport has for the first time crossed 1,000 aircraft movements in a day, breaking its earlier record of 988 single-day arrivals and departures.

"Mumbai airport has achieved 1,003 aircraft movement in 24-hour yesterday," a Mumbai International Airport (MIAL) spokesperson said.

This was the highest-ever traffic handled by the airport in a single day, it added.

MIAL, a joint venture between the GVK group and the Airports Authority of India, runs the country's second busiest airport.

The single-runway operated Mumbai airport handled 48.49 million passengers in FY18, registering a 7.4% growth over FY17.Mumbai airport, with two crossing runways -

09/27 (the main) and 14/32 (the secondary runway) - is the main hub of full-service carrier Jet Airways and budget airline GoAir.

While the primary runway can handle up to 48 arrivals and departures per hour, the secondary runway has a capacity of 35 flight movements per hour.
06/06/18 PTI/DNA