Visa on Arrival at Goa airport to boost tourism

The Goa airport at Dabolim has issued 357 Visa-on-Arrival (VoA) within ten days of the commencement of this facility by the Centre, offering a glimmer of hope to the sagging tourism in the state, officials said on Tuesday.

Bird hit: AAI asks Goa govt to clean garbage heaps near airport

Days after a Delhi-bound Air India flight with 164 passengers on board had to abort its take-off due to a bird hit at Goa airport, the Airport Authority of India (AAI) has asked the state government to remove garbage heaps lying around the facility.

Goa airport gets visa-on-arrival facility for 43 countries

Panaji: The Centre has extended the visa-on-arrival facility at the Goa airport for tourists from 43 countries, which is expected to bring in 15 per cent growth in tourism during the ongoing season.

Goa airport landing strip in dangerous condition: Parrikar

The landing strip at Goa's Dabolim international airport is in a dangerous condition and needs to be repaired as soon as possible, according to outgoing chief minister Manohar Parrikar.

Congress backtracks on new international airport

In a complete reversal from its earlier stand, the Congress on Tuesday said the proposal for the new international airport at Mopa can wait, as the current facility at Dabolim is adequate enough for the next 70-80 years.

90 per cent of all chartered flights in India from Goa

Goa accounts for 90 percent of the total chartered tourist traffic in India, even as the country is emerging as the fastest civil aviation market in the world, Minister for Civil Aviation Ajit Singh said here Tuesday.

Goa airport to be shut for 2 hours daily for survey

Goa airport is being closed for two hours every evening to conduct a topographical survey, mandatory for undertaking extensive repair of runway, a senior official said on Monday.

Political consensus necessary on new airport in Goa: Digvijay

Congress on Wednesday demanded a political consensus on the vexed issue of greenfield airport at Mopa in Goa, being opposed by a section of local population.

Goa airport to be closed partially this weekend

Domestic flights arriving in Goa have been re-scheduled for four days due to temporary closure of the runway at Dabolim airport.

Three Naval personnel killed in chopper crash

Three naval personnel, including two officers, were killed when their Chetak helicopter crashed while landing at Dabolim Naval base here.

Opposition to Goa airport project continues

The Goa Cabinet April 23 gave a "in principle" nod to the airport`s Rs 2,500-crore master plan to be completed by 2015.

Goa airport to be closed for three days from Apr 5

Goa`s lone airport is heading for an
annual maintenance closure for three days during the day time
from April 5 onwards, forcing airline companies to reschedule
their flights for this coastal destination.

Swedish woman held for carrying live bullet

A 36-year-old female arms instructor
of the Swedish Army was arrested from Goa airport after a live
bullet was found in her luggage, officials said.

Bird hits AI aircraft while landing at Goa airport

An Air India aircraft with 263 passengers on board was hit by a bird at Dabolim airport on Saturday morning.

Maintenance work at Goa airport to affect flight schedules

Certain navigational aids would
not be available to pilots at the Goa Airport due to the
ongoing maintenance work and it would affect flight schedules,
airport officials said on Tuesday.

Navy cuts sorties to allow civilian traffic at Goa airport

In a gracious gesture, the Indian Navy, which operates Goa`s only airport, has cut its military sorties to allow the landing of five civilian aircrafts since Wednesday, said a Navy press statement here Thursday.

Govt gives green signal to international airport in Mopa

Government Thursday approved the
setting up of a greenfield international airport in Mopa area
of Goa through private participation and decided not to close
down commercial operations at the existing Dabolim airport.

Par panel asks govt to get land transferred for Goa airport

A Parliamentary Committee has
asked the Civil Aviation Ministry to expeditiously get the
land transferred for the expansion of Dabolim airport in Goa.