Goa Airport has obtained a request for slots for the arrival of international charter flights from eight locations, together with Russia, which will probably be accredited by the top of September. Multiple international is searching for approval from the airport, together with Kuala Lumpur, Tel Aviv, Gatwick, Bahrain, Russia, Almaty, Manchester, and Muscat. Speaking to IANS, Goa Airport Director SVT Dhanamjaya Rao mentioned that eight nations had requested slots. “Some of them have been granted approval, while some are in process,” he mentioned. “They are giving proposals. Things are in process. Certain things are approved, certain things are in process,” Rao mentioned.
“Some are approved, those coming now are being entertained, and our officials are approving. All the things will be finalised by September because it (arrival) starts only in the month of October,” Rao mentioned. Goa Tourism Minister Rohan Khaunte had just lately mentioned that the coastal state`s tourism is predominantly depending on the United Kingdom and Russia, and a few elements of Europe. “Government is taking all steps to get a good footfall with good spending,” he had mentioned.
“Today predominately we are dependent on two markets, UK and Russia, and some parts of Europe. Are we on the right track? Are we looking at the same tourist coming in? For this, we need to see how we go ahead,” Khaunte had mentioned. Khaunte had mentioned that in 2019, about 71,27,000 had been home vacationers who arrived in Goa, whereas 9,31,000 had been overseas vacationers. But this quantity dropped in 2020 and 2021 because the Covid pandemic struck the coastal state. “The number came down to me 3 lakh domestic tourists and 32,000 foreign tourists,” Khaunte had mentioned.