Mumbai airport already has us in awe with its sheer beauty and grandeur and now a new feather has been added to its cap. 

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According to the Times of India, on Friday, Mumbai Airport set a new world record for single-runway operations, by handling 969 take-offs and landings in 24 hours. 

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All major cities except Mumbai operate with two or more runways. Even Mumbai has two runways but they criss-cross with each other so only one of them is used at a time. This put Mumbai in the league of single-runway airport cities.

Reportedly, it broke its previous record of 935 flights. The feat was achieved from 5.30 AM on Friday to 5.30 AM on Saturday.

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Normally, the runway handles 46 take-offs and departure in an hour. On  Friday, however, it handled 50 movements in an hour, twice. 

"We hope to cross 1,000 aircraft movements per day soon,'' a Mumbai International Airport Ltd spokesperson said.

On a routine basis, Mumbai airport handles over 900 flights per day.