Mumbai airport handles record 1,007 flights

Mumbai airport newMUMBAI: The capacity-constrained Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) on December 8 handled a record 1,007 aircraft movements in a day, bettering its earlier record of 1,003 flight movements in 24-hours in June this year.

Sources said the feat was achieved in the wake of the pre-wedding bash of Isha Ambani, daughter of industrialist and India’s richest person Mukesh Ambani, in Udaipur in Rajasthan.

They said a host of politicians, corporate honchos and Bollywood stars flew in private jets from Mumbai to attend the celebrations.

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. PTI

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