Mumbai airport or Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International airport has created a new record of becoming world’s busiest airport. The airport on a single runway operation handled 980 arrivals and take-offs in 24 hours which is maximum for any airport in the world.
The airport crossed its earlier set record of 974 flights in 24 hours which was set up in December 6, 2017. The airport is now aiming to enter into four digit mark in terms of number of flights operations in 24 hours.
Mumbai airport is also at top in terms of number of people flying in and out in the fiscal year 2017 and overcome Gatwick airport. As per the reports 45.2 million people in the last fiscal year flew in and out from Mumbai airport whereas Gatwick airport of UK witnessed 44 million in the same time period.
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is one of the major airports of India which is also known as Sahar International Airport. It is the second airport of India after Delhi airport in term of number of foreign passengers. In terms of passengers traffic, it is fourteenth (14) in Asia and is at 29th place in the world. The airport is also second busiest airport of India in terms of Cargo traffic.