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Delhi Airport overtakes Mumbai Airport as India's busiest airport

14-Aug-2009 12:49 PM

India's Civil Aviation Minister, Praful Patel, stated Delhi Airport has taken over Mumbai Airport as the busiest airport in India (, 13-Aug-09).

Indian Government: “Mumbai used to be, in most matters, the commercial capital of India, with 40% more flights than Delhi in 2004. Surprisingly, Delhi has now overtaken Mumbai in the number of flights handled…The new [Delhi] runway may be posing some inconvenience today, but the fact that Delhi has overtaken Mumbai in terms of air traffic is in itself a reflection that the Capital has grown not only in terms of airport infrastructure but also in overall economic activity,” Praful Patel, Civil Aviation Minister. Source:, 13-Aug-09.