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Delhi Airport handles 73 ATMs/hour

Posted on Jan 30, 04:09PM | IBNS

New Delhi, Jan 30 : The Delhi airport on Tuesday said it has registered 73 Air Traffic Movements (ATMs) in an hour on Jan 24.

"It is the record number of air traffic movements ever made at any airport in India thanks to the efforts by the ATC (Air Traffic Control) team," said an official release.

I. Prabhakara Rao, CEO, DIAL, said, "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, the 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 is ranked #2 in the world by Airports Council International (ACI) in the category of 25-40 million passengers.

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.