Forbes’ list of the most delayed arrival airports in the world for 2008, in association with FlightStats, tracks historical and real-time flight information.
Of the top five airports, three are in India — Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai, at No. 1, Indira Gandhi International Airport, NewDelhi, at No. 2 and Bengaluru International Airport (BIA), Bangalore, at No. 4.
The percentage of on-time arrivals at Mumbai airport was 49.95%, at New Delhi was 50.89% and in Bangalore, it was 60.16%. The Mohammed V International Airport, Casablanca, Morocco, occupied the No. 3 slot with an on-time arrival performance of 53.83%.
Indian airports are bound to face heavy congestion as the aviation growth in India has been unprecedented. In 2007-08, the aviation growth in India was 28.8% as compared to the global industry growth of 4% to 6%.