Where Will India's Airlines Land All Their Shiny New Jets?

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Airplanes prepare for take-off at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. As an air-travel boom heats up in the world’s fastest-growing major aviation market, chronically poor infrastructure has failed to keep pace with traffic growth.

Photographer: Hindustan Times via Getty Images

At last week’s Farnborough Air Show, an Indian carrier placed a $7.7 billion order while an additional $72 billion of contracts are in the offing. The next challenge: Finding landing and parking slots for these planes.

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