Travelling to Goa is set to become a whole lot easier with the launch of Goa’s second airport, the New Goa International Airport which is nearing its full operational capacity. The current airport serving the state of Goa is the Dabolim Airport, which is also the aviation base for the country’s armed forces. Due to the movement of the Indian Armed Forces, and the increasing pressure of tourism in the state, the infrastructure of Dabolim Airport is working at its full capacity. To release this pressure, and to develop civil aviation in the state, the plan for New Goa International Airport was drafted and passed.
The New Goa Airport, which is in the Mopa village in North Goa is a part of the Public Private Partnership (PPP) project, where GMR is in charge of constructing it. In August 2022, the first phase of the airport was inaugurated, and it will begin its operations from January 05, 2023. Moreover, other phases of development will expand its capacity gradually. It is being planned that the New Goa Airport will start operating by serving 5 million passengers per annum.
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Being located 35 km from Panjim, this newly built New Goa Airport is situated in Mopa, a village in North Goa. However, travellers can commute from/ to the airport very conveniently.
There are two terminals available in this airport; those are as follows:
The following facilities will be available at the New Goa Airport to ease your travel –
Many popular tourist spots are situated in the northern part of Goa, i.e. near the New Goa Airport. Here are some notable ones –