STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

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

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.

Published: 06th June 2018 06:23 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th June 2018 06:23 PM   |  A+A-

Mumbai airport. For representational purpose.

By PTI

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 per cent 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.

More from Business.

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL_2020
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp