Airport : The Chhatrapati Shivaji International airport
Situated in : Mumbai
More crowd of passengers per acre than any other major airport throughout the world.
- According to Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL), about 34,000 passengers rushing for space in an acre at the international airport.
- India’s busiest airport- Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport caters to 8,980 passengers per acre.
- Bangalore International Airport is 4,528 passengers per acre.
- Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad, is 2,197 passengers per acre.
- The passengers per acre of Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok, is 5,238.
- Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Texas, is 3,566 passengers per acre.
- Moreover throughout world, Mumbai international airport only jostles more number of peoples.i.e., more number of passengers per acre.
Mumbai airport now promoted as a ‘catchment area’ for traffic from 28 Indian cities.
- According to MIAL’s data, transit traffic is estimated to touch 4.4 million this year from 1.8 million in 2011.
- Numbers growing in Mumbai by 5.1 million between 2014 and 2015,the succeeding 12-month passengers per acre at the city airport saw a swift rise.
- T2,The airport’s newest integrated terminal, opened in 2014, the passenger-to-area ratio was 21,743 for an acre. This rise to 34,148 in a year.
- A recent land study of the city airport revealed that of the total airport land spanning across 2,006.86 acres, 1,399.52 acres is used.
- The ‘unusable’ space comprises slums spanning across 308.96 acres.
- 46 acres of land is on long-term lease and 46.41 acres of land is under litigation
- The land is owned by the ministry of defence and the Airports Authority of India.