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Mumbai’s international airport four times more assemblages than other airports

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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.Mumbai 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.

Recent Study:

  • 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.