GOI Goa Airport Info & Guide
Where is Goa Airport?
Goa, India's smallest state, is located in West India, with the Arabian Sea forms its western coast. It is also India's richest state, with a GDP per capita two and a half times that of the country as a whole. Goa has been best ranked best in the country for its infrastructure quality of life.
A former Portuguese province, Goa is renowned for its places of worship, world heritage architecture and beachesé A popular tourist destination, this biodiversity hotspot also attracts visitors who come to see its rich flora and fauna.
Goa International Airport (IATA: GOI, ICAO: VOGO), more commonly known as Dabolim Airport, Dabollim Vimantoll Airport, Vasco da Gama Airport, Panaji Airport, Panjim Airport or simply Goa Airport, is located in the village of Dabolim in Goa, India. The airport is shared with the military, and operates as a civil enclave in a military airbase named INS Hansa.
Goa Airport is the closest airport to Panjim, state capital city, 30 kilometres (19 miles) away. In-between, Goa Airport is located 4 kilometres (2.5 miles) from Vasco da Gama (the nearest city), and 23 kilometres (13 miles) from Margao.
Goa Airport serves about 3.5 million passengers a year. A new integrated terminal is currently under construction and is expected to be completed by December 2013.
Airlines that fly to Goa Airport included Aeroflot, Air Arabia, Air India, Condor, Finnair, GoAir, IndiGo, Jet Airways, JetKonnect, Monarch Airlines, Novair, Nordwind Airlines, Oren Air, Qatar Airways, Scat Airlines, SpiceJet, Thomas Cook Airlines, Thomson Airways, Transaero Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines, UTair Aviation and VIM Airlines.
Cities with flights to Goa Airport include Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Copenhagen, Delhi, Doha, Dubai, Helsinki, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kiev, Kolkata, Kuwait, London, Lucknow, Manchester, Moscow, Mumbai, Munich, Pune and St. Petersburg.
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Other Items of Interest at Goa Airport
Do not be too surprised to see people on the runway: the Navy's premises straddle the runway, so its personnel cross at one point (on foot, by bicycle or in vehicles) between flights.
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