Mumbai, 30th January, 2013: Delhi Airport has started the year 2013 with a new milestone in its history registering 73 Air Traffic Movements (ATMs) in an hour on 24th January'13. It is the record number of air traffic movements ever made at any airport in India thanks to the efforts by the ATC team.
On this significant occasion, Mr. I. Prabhakara Rao, CEO, DIAL stated, "We are delighted to inform you that Air Traffic Control at Delhi Airport handled a total of 73 aircraft movements in one hour on Thursday, 24th January 2013. This milestone was achieved between 14:00 and 15:00 hrs. For half an hour 2 runways were in use and for the other half hour 3 runways were in use. It is certainly a testimony of the combined efforts of ATC, DIAL and the airlines." On the same day, Delhi Airport handled a total of 814 aircraft movements.
The previous high ATM was recorded in December 2012 when 62 flight movements were recorded.
Delhi International Airport, ranked #2 in the world by ACI in the category of 25-40 million passengers has always been in the forefront in encouraging and facilitating technological advancement.
Delhi International Airport (P) Ltd (DIAL) is a joint venture company; comprising the GMR Group, Airports Authority of India, Fraport and Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad. The project being developed by DIAL under Public Private Partnership has been given the mandate to finance, design, build, operate and maintain the Delhi Airport for 30 years with an option to extend it by another 30 years.