Let’s cut to the chase. Some links on this site pay us referral fees for sending business and sales. We value your time and money and won't waste it. For our complete advertising policy, click here. The content on this page is not provided by any companies mentioned, and has not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by these entities. Opinions expressed here are the author's alone.

Mumbai airport recently broke the record for number of flights handled in a 24 hour period. Can you guess the record? Try – 969 flights in 24 hours, at an airport only operating one runway at a time. That’s about 40 flights per hour! If you’ve been hoping to brush up on largely useless, but amusing and occasionally useful (in pub quiz) knowledge – here’s a look at some other world breaking stats from the world of air travel.

World’s Busiest Airport

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport – 104,171,935 passengers in 2016

World’s Longest Non-Stop Current Passenger Flight

Auckland – Doha (Qatar Airways) – 14,524 km, ~17.35 hours

World’s Shortest Passenger Flight

Westray – Papa Westray (Loganair) – 2.7km, ~1 minute

World’s Largest Passenger Plane Configuration

Emirates Airbus A380 – 2 class, 615 passengers

World’s Largest Airline Fleet

American Airlines – 1,556 (2016)

Airline Serving The Most Worldwide Destinations

American Airlines/Air Canada – 350 destinations (2017)

World’s Busiest Airport By Cargo Traffic

Hong Kong International Airport – 4,521,000 tonnes

World’s Fastest Current Commercial Passenger Plane

Boeing 747-8i – average cruise speed 0.86 Mach/~1,062 km/h

World’s Largest Airline Alliance

Star Alliance – 28 airlines

World’s Oldest Airline Still Operating

KLM – founded 1919

Now, go ahead – ace that pub quiz…

Responses are not provided or commissioned by the bank advertiser. Responses have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser's responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.