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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:31 pm    Post subject: BOM sets new world record: 969 flights in 24 hours Reply with quote

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/in-24-hours-mumbai-airport-handles-969-flights-sets-new-world-record/articleshow/61801575.cms

In 24 hours, Mumbai airport handles 969 flights; sets new world record

Nov 26, 2017

Creating a new world record for single-runway operations, Mumbai airport handled 969 take-offs and landings in 24 hours on Friday. It broke its own record of 935, said a Mumbai International Airport Ltd spokesperson (MIAL).

Mega cities such as New York, London, Dubai and Delhi have airports with two or more runways that operate simultaneously. Though Mumbai has two runways, they criss-cross each other, so only one runway is used at a time. Technically this puts Mumbai in the single-runway airport category. So it's in the league of busy single-runway secondary airports of 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).

Mumbai handles over 900 airline flights per day. The record high air traffic movement (take-offs and landings) happen on days when the number of unscheduled flights-charter aircraft, private aircraft-go up, like it did on Friday. These flights are banned during the morning and evening peak hours, so when the load goes up during non-peak hours, new records are set. "We hope to cross 1,000 aircraft movements per day soon,'' the MIAL official said.

In civil aviation, the norm is to record time in UTC (Coordinated Universal Time, same as GMT) and Indian Standard Time is five-and-a-half hours ahead of UTC. The feat was achieved from 5.30am on Friday to 5.30am on Saturday.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone know the difference in hourly airline movements between LGW and BOM? I was wondering if BOM could squeeze more takeoffs/landings. Toking at it per day, doesn't take into account that LGW is not a 24 hour airport.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, a good point for comparison. LGA in 2016 handled about 370,000 flights which is about 1013 flights per day ( hours ? ) and a total of 30 M passengers most of which were domestic. Its runways are tiny, two intersecting at 90 degree and only 7000 ft long. BOM is way ahead of LGA. More LGA story in Wikipedia.org.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Caliguy wrote:
Does anyone know the difference in hourly airline movements between LGW and BOM? I was wondering if BOM could squeeze more takeoffs/landings. Toking at it per day, doesn't take into account that LGW is not a 24 hour airport.


LGW does not see as many widebodies as BOM does. Widebodies tend to reduce the frequency of departures due to wider separation standards.

I reckon BOM would leave LGW behind if it got only as many widebodies that LGW does.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/980-flights-in-24-hours-mumbai-airport-breaks-own-record/articleshow/62773764.cms

980 flights in 24 hours: Mumbai airport breaks own record

Feb 4, 2018

Mumbai airport, the busiest single-runway airport in the world, broke its own record when it handled 980 arrivals and landings in 24 hours on January 20. "Before this, on December 6, the airport had landed 974 flights," said a Mumbai International Airport Pvt Ltd spokesperson. Though India's second largest airport has the record breaking numbers, Gatwick airport, UK's second largest airport, is still the most efficient single-runway airport in the world.

According to statistics from UK's Airport Coordination Ltd, Gatwick single runway declared an aircraft handling capacity of 870 flight movements per day for summer 2018. But, unlike Mumbai airport, which is functional 24 hours a day, Gatwick handles most of its flights in the 19 hours between 5am and midnight because of night time restrictions in force since 1971.

"The most important difference between Gatwick and Mumbai is the environment the two airports are set in," says a senior air traffic controller from Mumbai.

"Mumbai airport functions in a space-starved, infrastructure-constrained environment, unlike any other. More flights can't be added onto Mumbai's single runway without a holistic approach that takes into account the ground realities, India's regulatory framework, human factors etc," he added. The ground realties of the two airports are in stark contrast. London is served by four airports—Heathrow the largest followed by Gatwick, Stansted and Luton. Heathrow has two simultaneously operational runways and the rest each have one, making it a total of five available runways for London-bound flights. Mumbai, on the other hand, is served by only one airport (Juhu airport runway cannot handle airline flights).

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/980-flights-in-24-hours-mumbai-airport-breaks-own-record/articleshow/62773764.cms

980 flights in 24 hours: Mumbai airport breaks own record

Feb 4, 2018

Mumbai airport, the busiest single-runway airport in the world, broke its own record when it handled 980 arrivals and landings in 24 hours on January 20. "Before this, on December 6, the airport had landed 974 flights," said a Mumbai International Airport Pvt Ltd spokesperson. Though India's second largest airport has the record breaking numbers, Gatwick airport, UK's second largest airport, is still the most efficient single-runway airport in the world.

According to statistics from UK's Airport Coordination Ltd, Gatwick single runway declared an aircraft handling capacity of 870 flight movements per day for summer 2018. But, unlike Mumbai airport, which is functional 24 hours a day, Gatwick handles most of its flights in the 19 hours between 5am and midnight because of night time restrictions in force since 1971.

"The most important difference between Gatwick and Mumbai is the environment the two airports are set in," says a senior air traffic controller from Mumbai.

"Mumbai airport functions in a space-starved, infrastructure-constrained environment, unlike any other. More flights can't be added onto Mumbai's single runway without a holistic approach that takes into account the ground realities, India's regulatory framework, human factors etc," he added. The ground realties of the two airports are in stark contrast. London is served by four airports—Heathrow the largest followed by Gatwick, Stansted and Luton. Heathrow has two simultaneously operational runways and the rest each have one, making it a total of five available runways for London-bound flights. Mumbai, on the other hand, is served by only one airport (Juhu airport runway cannot handle airline flights).


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Airlines need to start upguaging all the narrowbodies on the busy domestic routes : BOM - DEL, BOM -BLR , BOM - AMD, BOM - HYD and BOM - MAA to widebodies similar to what the Japanese airlines do on domestic routes. That is the only way to increase passenger capacity at BOM
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

iluv2fly wrote:
Airlines need to start upguaging all the narrowbodies on the busy domestic routes : BOM - DEL, BOM -BLR , BOM - AMD, BOM - HYD and BOM - MAA to widebodies similar to what the Japanese airlines do on domestic routes. That is the only way to increase passenger capacity at BOM


Yes, its about time! Pre-merger, AI used to do with their Jumbos between DEL - BOM. No reason, why not now. They can use their remaining B744 on domestic routes.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:51 pm    Post subject: Delays are now the norm at BOM? Reply with quote

Flights in and out of BOM seem to get consistently delayed. Every one of my almost 10 flights in and out of BOM so far this year was delayed (all domestic, mostly to BLR), the best one was a 40 minutes delay, the worst 3 hours.

Is this due to the main runway getting closed for routine maintenance? Or is this what we should expect going forward?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had the same problem. Recently flew from BOM to HYD, and spent nearly 45 minutes on the runway. Also inbound to BOM also in getting delayed.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This airport (BOM) is beyond congested. On another recent flight HYD to BOM on AI in the night, the aircraft spent about 20 minutes circling the airport (weather was clear), and another 15 minutes taxiing to a remote gate stand and another 20 minutes to deboard. An 1 and 15 minute flight is now 2 hrs and 15 minutes.

Now even BLR is getting congested. I was number 8 to take off in late morning flight to VTZ.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://mumbaimirror.indiatimes.com/mumbai/other/mumbai-intl-airport-beats-own-record-by-handling-1003-flights-in-24-hours/articleshow/64487087.cms

Mumbai international airport beats own record by handling 1,003 flights in 24 hours

Jun 7, 2018

Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) on Tuesday broke its own record of being the world’s busiest single-runway airport by handling 1,003 aircraft movements in 24 hours.

The airport is managed by GVK Mumbai International Airport Ltd (MIAL).

In January 2018, CSIA had surpassed UK’s Gatwick international airport (then the world’s busiest singlerunway international airport), by handling arrivals and take-offs of 980 aircraft in a single day. In March, the airport handled 988 arrivals and takeoffs in a single day.

Monday’s pre-monsoon showers, accompanied by windy conditions, led to 19 diversions, pushing up the aircraft movements on Tuesday, leading to the record. “Due to heavy rainfall, the aircraft were diverted to nearby airports and were later accommodated as soon as the rains stopped, which lead to an increase in the flight movements,” an MIAL spokesperson said.

“This is an acknowledgement of the airport’s continuous efforts towards setting quality benchmarks for the airport industry across the globe. It is a testament of GVK MIAL’s unflinching commitment towards operating with an approach that promises efficiency, safety and reliability,” he said.

When GVK MIAL took over the airport in 2006, it was handling 584 arrivals and take-offs daily. Over the years, as the Indian aviation market continued to grow, Mumbai airport began handling over 900 flights per day with a flight arriving or taking off every 54 seconds.

Mumbai airport has two intersecting runways, 09/27 and 14/32, only one of which is operational at a time. The main runway, 09/27, has the capacity to handle a maximum of 48 arrivals and departures per hour, while the secondary runway can handle 35 aircraft movements per hour.

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