The capacity-constrained Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) last Saturday 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, confirmed the Business Standard. Sources told the Business Standard (BS) that 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 that started on Friday.
A Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) spokesperson confirmed to BS that the airport handled a record 1007 arrivals and departures on Saturday. It was mainly because of so many private jets and helicopters taking off from Mumbai towards Udaipur. Udaipur also created a similar India record of handling the most numbers of flights mainly comprising of private jets and helicopters.
"Mumbai airport handled a record 1,007 flights in a single day on Saturday. The earlier best for the airport was 1,003 arrivals and departures which was achieved on June 6," the source said.