One out of every two flights that departed from Mumbai between 3 pm and 11 pm in October was delayed beyond 15 minutes, according to the on-time performance data for Mumbai airport. Evening was also the worst time to land in Mumbai last month as about one out of three arrivals was behind schedule.
Between 3 pm and 11 pm in October, Mumbai airport handled 3,870 departures, out of which 1942 were on-time. During the same period, of the 4,251arrivals, 2,755 were on-time-it means 35 % arrivals were delayed.The worst time for arrivals was between 11pm and 3 am when 36% of the 633 arrivals were delayed.
Among the daily flights from Mumbai, Air India AI 609 to Bengaluru and Jet Airways 9W 309 to Delhi were delayed 25 times in October, closely followed by IndiGo 6E 339 to Vadodara, Air India 619 to Hyderabad and Jet Airways 625 to Kolkata that were delayed 24 times. According to the data with the aviation regulator, Go Air 320 to Bengaluru was delayed 25 out of the 29 times it operated last month while Jet Airways 482 to Chennai and 629 to Kolkata were delayed 24 out of the 31days operated.
amar ujala newspaper 09/11/2016 : http://epaper.amarujala.com/