Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport sets a record as it handles 969 flights in a day

The Mumbai airport has two runways but only one is operational as both the runways criss-cross each other

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The Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport did a record of handling a total of 969 take-offs and landings in mere 24 hours by breaking its own record of 935. The record was noted between 5:30 am on Friday and 5:30 am on Saturday.

Unlike other megacities such as New York, London, Dubai, and Delhi airports which have two or more runways, Mumbai airport has only two runways but operational only as they criss-cross each other. This puts Mumbai in the single runway category with other cities like London (Gatwick, Stansted airports), Istanbul (Sabiha Gokcen airport) and major airports of smaller cities like San Diego (US), Fukuoka (Japan) and Xiamen (China).

On a daily basis, Mumbai airport handles around 900 flights making it the busiest airports in the world. In an hour, the runway has a capacity to handle 46 take-offs and departure.

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