Mumbai Airport Takeoff Queue

Mumbai Airport Takeoff Queue

Source: Wikipedia.

Mumbai is the largest city in the world served by a single runway. The city’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) has two intersecting runways, but only one is used at any given time leading to frequent congestion. By comparison, the main international airport serving the similar sized city of Cairo has three parallel runways. With no room to expand CSIA, the Indian government is building a new secondary airport for Mumbai with a targeted opening date of 2020, though the project has been beset by frequent delays.