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|Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Mumbai
Sahar International Airport
|IATA: BOM ICAO: VABB
|Owner||GVK, Airports Authority of India|
|Operator||Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL)|
|Location||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Elevation AMSL||37 ft / 11 m|
|Statistics (Apr '11 Mar '12)|
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) (IATA: BOM, ICAO: VABB), formerly Sahar International Airport, is the primary international airport in Mumbai, India, and is named after the 17th century Maratha Emperor, Chhatrapati Shivaji Bhosle. The Airport's IATA code "BOM", is derived from Bombay, Mumbai's former name.
The airport is the second busiest airport in India in terms of overall passenger traffic. The airport has five operating terminals spread over an operational area of 1,500 acres (610 ha); CSIA handled 30.74 million passengers and 656,369 tonnes of cargo during FY 2011-12. Along with Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport, it handles more than half of the air traffic in South Asia. In 2010, CSIA airport was ranked the 30th busiest airport in the world in terms of cargo with 671,238 tonnes handled. In 2011, the airport was ranked the third-best in the world in the 2540 million passengers category by Airports Council International. Also in 2011, the airport was the 44th busiest in the world with 30,439,122 passengers handled, registering a 7.6% growth rate over the previous year.
The airport is one amongst a few airports in the world to be located within the city's municipal limits. It is situated in the suburb of Santa Cruz and the Sahar neighbourhood of Andheri suburb in the pincode area of 400099. Mumbai International Airport Limited, a consortium of GVK Industries Ltd, Airports Company South Africa and Bidvest, was appointed to carry out the modernisation of Mumbai Airport in February 2006. This project was to be completed by end of 2013, but this has been delayed by another year to the end of 2014. Once completed, CSIA will be capable of handling 40 million passengers and 1 million metric tonnes of cargo annually. The construction of a dedicated six lane, elevated road connecting the new terminal with the main arterial Western Express Highway is underway.
The Juhu Aerodrome functioned as Mumbai's sole airport until 1942. Due to operational constraints imposed by its low-level location and proximity to the Arabian Sea coastline making it vulnerable during the monsoon season, a move further inland became necessary.
RAF Santacruz was set up in 1942. It was a bigger airfield than Juhu and was home to several RAF squadrons during World War II from 1942 to 1947. The Airport covered an area of about 1,500 acres (610 ha) and initially had three runways. The apron existed on the south side of runway 09/27, and the area, referred to today as the "Old Airport", houses, among others, maintenance hangars of Air India, Air Works India and MIAL's General Aviation Terminal.
By 1946, when the RAF began the process of handing over the airfield to the Director General of Civil Aviation for Civil operations, two old abandoned hangars of the Royal Air Force had been converted into a terminal for passenger traffic. One hangar was used as a domestic terminal and the other for international traffic. It had counters for customs and immigration checks on either side and a lounge in the centre. Air India handled its passengers in its own terminal adjoining the two hangars. In its first year, it handled six civilian services a day.
Traffic at the airport increased after Karachi was partitioned to Pakistan and as many as 40 daily internal and foreign services operated by 1949, prompting the Indian Government to develop the airport, equipping the airport with a night landing system comprising a Radio range and a modernised flare path lighting system Construction of a new passenger terminal and apron began in 1950 and was commissioned in 1958,. Named after the neighbourhood in which it stood and initially under the aegis of the Public Works Department, the new airport was subsequently run by the Ministry of Civil Aviation. After a major fire gutted the Santa Cruz terminal in 1979, a temporary departure extension or "Gulf Terminal" became functional in October that year.
With the dawning of the Jumbo Jet era in the 1970s, Santacruz, despite several extensions, began suffering from insufficient operational capacity. The Tata committee, set up in 1967 to examine the issues concerning the airport, had recommended the construction of a new international terminal to meet the requirements of traffic in the seventies. The Santa Cruz terminal was to be used for domestic traffic alone. The International Airport Authority of India (IAAI), which was set up in 1972, started planning the construction of a new terminal building for handling international passenger traffic, to be completed by 1981. Accordingly construction of the new International terminal at Sahar to the north-east of Santacruz was taken up at an estimated cost of Rs. 110 million. The terminal was made operational in 1980.
The airport consists of two passenger terminals: Terminal 1 at Santacruz for domestic flights and Terminal 2 at Sahar for international flights. These terminals use the same airside facilities but are physically separated on the cityside, requiring a 1520 minute (airside) drive between them. MIAL operates coach shuttle services between the domestic and international terminals for transit passengers.
Mumbai has two intersecting runways. Both runways have been upgraded to Code F, which means they can accommodate larger aircraft like the Airbus A380. Following a presentation in March 2011 by UKs air traffic service provider NATS on how the capacity of the airport can be increased, MIAL set a target of 48 aircraft movements an hour in an effort to reduce congestion at the airport. Both runways were operated simultaneously especially during peak hours. The construction of new rapid exit taxiways helped in increasing flight handling capacity from 32 movements per hour to 44, resulting in the creation of 19 additional flight slots in its Winter 2012 schedule.
|0927||3,660 m (12,008 ft))||60 metres (200 ft)||Cat. II (27); Cat. I (09)||Once the longest commercial runway in India, Runway 09/27 is the main runway and has a full-length parallel taxiway to its north by 9 taxiways including three rapid exit taxiways. It intersects the secondary runway south of the terminal buildings.
The reconstruction of the runway was completed in May 2011. The runway width was increased from 45 metres (148 ft) to 60 metres (200 ft) with a runway shoulder width of 7.5m added on each side. The ILS on 27 starts at 2,900 ft (880 m) and is 9.1 nautical miles (16.9 km) long with a glide slope path of 3°.
|1432||2,860 m (9,380 ft)||60 metres (200 ft)||Cat. I (both directions)||Runway 14/32 has ten taxiways including three rapid exit taxiways that connect to a parallel taxiway running along its eastern flank. It runs between Terminals 1 and 2 and was reconstructed in 2010. The runway shoulders were widened from 7.5m to 15m.|
The existing 72 m (236 ft) tall ATC tower, erected in 1996, stands close to the secondary runway and is a notified obstruction in the aircraft path. Hence, some carriers such as Singapore Airlines, Saudi Airlines and Continental Airlines avoid using the secondary runway and cancel or reschedule their flights into Mumbai when the main runway is unusable.
Further issues with utilising 14/32 are:
In January 2006, the GVK led consortium won the bid to manage and operate CSIA. To accomplish this task, Mumbai International Airport Private Limited (MIAL), a Joint Venture between the consortium (74%) and the Airports Authority of India (26%) was formed. Since then, MIAL has made several improvements in the aesthetics, design and passenger conveniences at CSIA.
The graphic design and ambientation of the airport has mainly been created by Argentinan design studio Steinbranding. Landscape improvements were designed by Design Cell, a firm specialising in landscape architecture.
In October 2006, MIAL unveiled the master plan for CSIA, which has been designed to expand and upgrade the infrastructure to cater for 40 million passengers per year and one million metric tonnes of cargo per year by 2010. The separate international and domestic terminals will be merged into one terminal building at the current international building and the current domestic terminal will be converted to a dedicated cargo terminal. The new terminal will have a floor area of 439,000 m2 (4,730,000 sq ft). MIAL has also incorporated a parallel runway as part of the master plan but there are some obstructions to this part of the which includes land acquisition and rehabilitation of slums as well as relocation of a number of airport facilities.
The implementation will be undertaken in two stages:
New taxiways have been developed to reduce the runway occupancy time by aircraft after landing. The airport has five rapid exit taxiways. By 2013, 11 rapid exit taxiways will be constructed. MIAL is undertaking the installation of a centralised data system which will provide information about domestic as well as international flights to all display devices at both terminals instead of just one or the other as at present. There are plans to extend the scope of the system to the air traffic control (ATC) and apron control areas, the airport website and even to leading hotel chains. A centralised call centre to provide flight details is also envisaged.
L&T ECCD have been awarded the contract to construct the new Terminal 2 which is designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM). The terminal will cover a land area of 210,000 square metres and will replace the existing International Terminal. The entire project is estimated to cost 98 billion (US$1.8 billion) and employ over 12,000 workers. The X-shaped terminal will handle both domestic and International passengers and will have a total floor area of 439,000 square metres across four floors. It will include new taxiways and apron areas for aircraft parking designed to cater to 40 million passengers annually. The iconic structure will have boarding gates on two piers extending southwards from a central processing building featuring a 42 metre high roof employing over 20,000 metric tonnes of fabricated steel covering 30 acres. The new T2 terminal building will operate Multiple Aircraft Ramp System (MARS) stands and swing gates, so that a single stand can accommodate either one wide body aircraft or two narrow body aircraft, in either domestic or international configuration. The terminal will be connected by the six-lane Sahar Elevated Access Road to the Western Express Highway. A metro rail link to the terminal is also planned.
The new terminal will have around 21,000 square meters of retail space, lounges and travel services, over 5,000 square meters of landscaping and a multi level car park for 5,000 cars. T2 will have 188 check-in counters and 60 immigration counters for departing passengers, and 10 baggage carousels and 76 immigration counters for arriving passengers. To transfer passengers across its four levels, the building will have 47 escalators and 73 elevators. The terminal will also feature 41 travelators. In the initial phase of development due for completion in 2013, the apron adjoining T2 will provide a total of 48 stands including 3 Code F stands (for the A-380). In the final phase of development a total of 38 Code E/F contact stands, 14 Code E/F remote stands and 19 Code C remote stands will be provided (total 71 stands). International operations from the building are expected to commence by last quarter of 2013, while the domestic operations will be transferred from the Santacruz terminal to T2 by the last quarter of 2014.
|Parking stands for aircraft||106||84|
India's second-tallest Air Traffic Control Tower with a height of 83.8 m (275 ft) is being built in a section of the parking area opposite terminal 1B. The triangular three dimensional structure with soft vertices has won the Hong Kong Building Information Modeling (BIM) Award for the year 2009. From the new tower, air traffic controllers will be able to see five miles beyond the thresholds of both runways. The cost of the fully equipped tower is estimated at Rs 4 billion. The structure is likely to be ready for handing over to the Air Traffic Control by end of March 2013 and is likely to be inaugurated by October 2013 after installation of ATC equipment.
The existing ATC tower began functioning in 1999 and was built by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) at an overall project cost of about Rs 2.80 billion. The old tower stands 60 metres tall, uncomfortably close to the secondary runway. Hence, many such as Singapore International Airlines, Saudi Airways, Qantas and Continental do not use this runway. The old tower also obstructs the path of a parallel taxiway under construction for the secondary runway. The old tower will be demolished after all operations are shifted to the new tower and the taxiway will be completed.
Despite the fact that T2 is located in Sahar close to Mumbais arterial Western Express Highway, passengers travelling to the terminal have a harrowing road traffic experience. The impending shift of all domestic air traffic to T2 would worsen the situation the daytime and evening peak traffic hours.
In order to avoid these traffic bottlenecks, a dedicated, direct elevated corridor was envisaged. This elevated corridor, also called the Sahar Elevated Access Road, runs roughly east-west between the Western Express Highway near Hanuman Mandir to the airports forecourt bypassing the crowded Chakala, Sahar Road and Jog flyover areas of Andheri (east). MIAL is contributing a major share of the project cost.
The Rs 2.87 billion project, commissioned in January 2008 and expected to be complete in two years, has been delayed due to issues in shifting Project-affected persons (PAPs) to resettlement colonies in Kurla and Oshiwara. The road is being constructed under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission.
On the WEH end, the project comprises 1,050 metres of elevated road, a 98 metre long tunnel with ramps measuring 261 metres, three vehicular underpasses each of 48, 22 & 30 metres and a 641 metre long 6 lane road at Grade. A 48 metre long pedestrian cum 2 wheeler underpass on the WEH is also part of the plan. The airport end of the elevated road will have four ramps totally measuring 2,200 metres to connect to the arrivals and departure sections of the airport forecourt.
A second parallel runway was being considered to meet objections raised by the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests against the proposed location of the Navi Mumbai International Airport near Kopra Panvel.
Two alternatives that were mooted by MIAL in the master plan for CSIA:
The parallel runway remains an active part of the plan but in the meantime the cross runways are being upgraded as much as possible.
The Airport's expansion plans, however, have been repeatedly thwarted by slums encroaching onto the airport area. According to a report submitted by GVK to the Ministry of Civil Aviation, the airport's total operating area covers 936 acres (3.79 km2) of which actual encroached land is 262 acres (1.06 km2) against a government estimate of 147 acres (0.59 km2). Land subject to legal proceedings covers an area of 34 acres (140,000 m2). Approximately 308 acres of airport land is encroached upon by about 85,000 hutments houing a population of around 400,000 persons,
In 2007, MIAL awarded the airport slum rehabilitation project, the largest urban rehabilitation scheme in the country, to HDIL. The project entailed shifting people living on 276 acres of encroached airport land to enable airport expansion. As part of the deal, HDIL was expected to build and provide eligible slumdwellers free housing on its own land within a radius of 2 km from the airport within seven years. In return, HDIL was to get a couple of crore square feet of land in the form of Transfer of Development Rights (TDR). However, less than 500 of the 85,000 slum families have been relocated to new houses. According to MMRDA, these 500 families were the ones moved to facilitate the Sahar Elevated Access Road. None of the encroached 276 acres has been freed up partly because 40% to 50% of the slumdwellers on airport land were ineligible for rehabilitation. The state had extended the cut-off date for these slum residents from January 1995 to January 2000. This meant that only the slumdwellers residing at the spot prior to 2000 are eligible for free housing under the project.
In August 2012, The State Government admitted its inability to clear encroachments and excluded nearly 200 acres of encroached land from the modernization and expansion plans for the airport. Hence, only 104 acres of the encroached land required for aeronautical purposes will be cleared.
A 17-month delay in the relocation of the statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, whose location fell in the footprint of the new common user terminal, cost Rs. 25 crore, according to a consultation paper by the Airport Economic Regulatory Authority (AERA). The report stated that although the statue area was scheduled to be handed over for construction by 31 March 2010, the State Government kept delaying the sanction to move the statue because the Shiv Sena, Bharatiya Janata Party, the main Opposition parties in the Maharashtra State assembly and the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena held protests against the shifting of the statue. MIAL doesn't have the right to hurt our sentiment on Shivaji Maharaj just because they are developing the airport, stated MNS MLA Bala Nandgaonkar, "We will not allow the statue to be shifted."
MIAL had proposed to construct a grand memorial of Chhatrapati Shivaji on the Western Express Highway near the airport. In addition, it proposed to relocate the statue to a garden near the airport and undertake beautification. The proposals failed to deter the protesters. The change of government in the state further delayed the decision making process. The delay in approval affected work on approximately 50,000 square feet of land and has led to delay in project completion. The Statue was relocated on August 27, 2011 and the area was handed over for construction.
The airport consists of four terminals:
Terminal 1 comprises three adjacent structures, designated 1A, 1B and 1C.
Designed by Aéroports de Paris and opened in January 1981, Terminal 2 was built in three modular phases as 2-A, 2-B, and 2-C. Each module had a capacity of 2.5 million passengers. This terminal has an area of 120,000 m2 (1,300,000 sq ft). The original terminal was a convex shaped single concourse building with 14 Code E contact stands. The greater T2 apron also provided a further 15 Code D/E and 6 Code C remote stands. This gave a total of 35 stands on the existing apron.
The Terminal 2 complex is under re-development and will handle all passenger traffic (international and domestic) when completed.
CSIA's GA Terminal for private and non-scheduled flight operators (NSOPs) is located at Kalina on the south-west side of the airfield. The terminal was approved for international operations in April 2011, making CSIA the first airport in India to have a self-contained terminal for handling round the clock domestic and international flight operations for private and NSOPs. The terminal offers facilities for passengers departing and arriving on private aircraft and business jets. The terminal has two exclusive lounges, two conference halls, two crew rest rooms and a cafe bar.
The Air Cargo Complex, located west of the International Passenger Terminal (T2), has been in operation since 1977. The cargo apron is capable of handling five wide-bodied aircraft. In 200910, the airport handled 385,937 metric tones of International Cargo and 165,252 metric tones of Domestic Cargo.
Air India (AI) and Mumbai International Airport Pvt Ltd (MIAL) have been appointed as custodians of cargo by the Central Board of Excise and Customs at Mumbai. MIAL handles 33 airlines while AI handles 11. Apart from handling 65% of the international volumes at CSIA, MIAL also operates the Common User Domestic Cargo Facility since November 2009 handling Deccan 360 and IndiGo. The common user facility for exports is 7,500 m2 and handles 11,000 tonnes per month. The Common User Express Terminal for couriers is operated by the Express Industry Council of India. Small shipments are handled via the International Passenger Terminal or the Domestic Passenger Terminal while larger express parcels are handled through the general cargo warehouses.
The Cargo Terminal has a Centre for Perishable Cargo(CPC) with an area of 1844 m2 for perishable and temperature sensitive international export shipments, strong rooms of 115 m2 for storage of valuable cargo and storage areas for dangerous goods in both import and export warehouses, dedicated Unaccompanied Baggage handling and clearance areas and 9 coloured X-ray cargo screening machines for export cargo.
|Air France||Paris-Charles de Gaulle||2|
|Air India||Ahmedabad, Aurangabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jamnagar, Jodhpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Lucknow, Madurai, Mangalore, Nagpur, Raipur, Rajkot, Ranchi, Thiruvananthapuram, Udaipur, Varanasi, Visakhapatnam||1A|
|Air India||Abu Dhabi, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Dammam, Dubai, Jeddah, London-Heathrow, Muscat, Newark, New York-JFK, Riyadh, Shanghai-Pudong, Singapore||2|
|Air India Express||Bahrain, Chennai, Doha, Dubai, Kochi, Kozhikode, Mangalore, Pune, Thiruvananthapuram||2|
|All Nippon Airways||Tokyo-Narita||2|
|Cathay Pacific||Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Hong Kong||2|
|Delta Air Lines||Amsterdam||2|
|El Al||Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion||2|
|Ethiopian Airlines||Addis Ababa||2|
|Etihad Airways||Abu Dhabi||2|
|GoAir||Ahmedabad, Bagdogra, Ranchi, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Guwahati, Jaipur, Jammu, Kochi, Leh, Lucknow, Nagpur, Nanded, Srinagar ,Lucknow, Kolkata, Siliguri, Port Blair, Pune||1B|
|IndiGo||Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Nagpur, Patna, Raipur, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Vadodara, Visakhapatnam||1B|
|Iran Air||Tehran-Imam Khomeini||2|
|Iraqi Airways||Baghdad, Najaf||2|
|Jet Airways||Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Aurangabad, Bangalore, Bhavnagar, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Bhuj, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Diu, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mangalore, Patna, Porbunder, Pune, Ranchi, Thiruvananthapuram, Udaipur, Vadodara, Visakhapatnam||1B|
|Jet Airways||Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Brussels, Colombo, Dammam, Dhaka, Doha, Dubai, Hong Kong, Jeddah, Kathmandu, Kuwait, London-Heathrow, Muscat, Newark, Riyadh, Singapore||2|
|JetKonnect operated by JetLite||Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Indore, Jammu, Kozhikode, Kolkata, Lucknow, Nagpur, Raipur, Rajkot, Srinagar||1B|
|Kenya Airways||Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta||2|
|Malaysia Airlines||Kuala Lumpur||2|
|Pakistan International Airlines||Karachi||2|
|Royal Jordanian||Amman-Queen Alia||2|
|Saudia||Dammam, Jeddah, Riyadh
|South African Airways||Johannesburg||2|
|SpiceJet||Agartala, Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Calicut, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Goa, Guwahati, Hubli, Hyderabad, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jammu, Kochi, Kolkata, Madurai, Mangalore, Nanded, Srinagar, Surat, Thiruvananthapuram, Varanasi, Visakhapatnam||1B|
|Swiss International Air Lines||Zürich||2|
|Thai Airways International||Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi||2|
|Virgin Atlantic Airways||London-Heathrow||2|
|Air France Cargo||Hong Kong, Paris-Charles de Gaulle|
|Atlas Air||Bahrain, Dubai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, London-Stansted, Newark, New York-JFK, Shanghai-Pudong, Singapore, Tokyo-Narita, Toledo|
|Blue Dart Aviation||Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Patna|
|British Airways World Cargo||London-Heathrow, London-Stansted|
|Cathay Pacific Cargo||Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Chennai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Paris-Charles de Gaulle|
|Deccan360||Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Delhi|
operated by Atlas Air
|Barcelona, Brussels, Frankfurt|
|Ethiopian Airlines Cargo||Addis Ababa |
|Etihad Crystal Cargo||Abu Dhabi, Shanghai-Pudong |
|FedEx Express||Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Dubai, Guangzhou, Frankfurt-Hahn, Hong Kong, Memphis, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Tokyo-Narita|
operated by Nordic Global Airlines
|Korean Air Cargo||Seoul-Incheon|
|Lufthansa Cargo||Almaty, Cologne/Bonn, Frankfurt, Krasnoyarsk, Leipzig/Halle|
|Martinair Cargo / KLM||Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Kuwait, Sharjah |
|Polet Airlines||Brussels, Guangzhou, Moscow-Sheremetyevo, ISeoul-Incheon|
|Qatar Airways Cargo||Doha|
|Saudia Cargo||Dammam, Jeddah, Riyadh|
|Singapore Airlines Cargo||Bangalore, Brussels, Chicago-O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Singapore|
|Turkish Airlines Cargo||Istanbul-Atatürk, Riaydh|
|UPS Airlines||Amsterdam-Schiphol, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Barcelona, Cologne/Bonn, Dubai, Frankfurt-Hahn, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Leipzig/Halle, Newark|
|Uzbekistan Airways Cargo||Tashkent|
|Volga Dnepr||Beijing-Capital, Dubai, Hong Kong, Krasnoyarsk, Ulyanovsk|
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the Indian Subcontinent, in terms of passengers carried per year and second-busiest in term of traffic movements. The airport can officially handle 36 flights per hour and intends to increase this to 48.
The Mumbai-Delhi route was recently ranked by Official Airline Guide (OAG) as the seventh-busiest domestic route in the world, based on the number of flights per week. This airport, along with Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport, is the primary international gateway to India and served by approximately 50 international airlines. It is the primary hub for Jet Airways and GoAir and also serves as a secondary hub for a few other airlines, including Air India, IndiGo, JetLite and SpiceJet. International traffic peaks late in the night, whilst peak domestic traffic is before 10:00. Nevertheless, at least 45% of traffic flows between 10:00 and 18:30 daily.
In July 2010, the Airport was ranked fourth best in the world for having aerobridges, food courts, spas and salons. This airport, along with airports in Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, and Kolkata handles more than 75% of the passengers in India. In the eleven months between April 2006 and February 2007, it handled 180,000 landings and take-offs and over 20 million passengers, with a total of 13.56 million domestic air passengers and 6.73 million international passengers[dated info]. It registered a 21.28% growth in passenger traffic over the previous year 200506, when the figure was 17.6 million passengers[dated info]. In 2008, for the second year in a row, it was the world's most-delayed airport in terms of arrivals. Only 49.95% of arrivals were on time. About 58% of its late arrivals in 2008 were delayed by 30 minutes or more, although the delay in these arrivals is largely attributed to air congestion at a flight's origin.
There are several fixed base operators at the airport and they include:
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