How the Big Fat Ambani Wedding Affected Traffic at Mumbai Airport

Mumbai airport creates a new record thanks to the wedding of Mukesh Ambani’s daughter
How the Big Fat Ambani Wedding Affected Traffic at Mumbai Airport
Pictures from Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal's grand wedding

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.