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Congress backtracks on new international airport

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 14:42

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2013, 19:16

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

Last Updated: Monday, July 08, 2013, 11:55

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.

Goa airport to be shut for 2 hours daily for survey

Last Updated: Monday, July 08, 2013, 11:36

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 Monday.

Political consensus necessary on new airport in Goa: Digvijay

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 03, 2013, 21:06

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 13:41

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

Last Updated: Monday, October 15, 2012, 11:17

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

Goa`s planned airport brings uncertainty for Dhangar tribes

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 09, 2012, 15:24

The proposed Greenfield airport project at Mopa has brought uncertain future for the members of the nomadic Dhangar tribes in Goa.

Opposition to Goa airport project continues

Last Updated: Thursday, April 26, 2012, 13:25

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

Last Updated: Monday, April 02, 2012, 15:16

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 03, 2012, 22:02

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

Last Updated: Saturday, October 29, 2011, 20:44

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