Goa Airport

Dabolim is the only airport in Goa that receives both national and international flights. This airport in Goa is located in Dabolim village and was constructed by the Portuguese government. Tourists and traders used this airport for inbound and outbound flights from Vasco da Gama and public sector airline started its operation in 1966. Charter flights started operating few years later and presently receive thousands of western tourists every year. Weekend sees most number of tourists arriving from UK and Russia in the early morning flights.

About Dabolim Airport

Built over 688 hectares, there are two terminals for passengers at the Dabolim Airport, Goa. The domestic airport is designed to handle around 350 departures and flight arrivals on a daily basis whereas the international terminal limits itself to 250 flights. The parking provision includes space for around 8 airport buses and 90 cars. The main tourists season is Christmas and New Year and domestic flights are mostly from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Kochi. Among international destinations, Dubai and Bangkok are prominent ones. Dabolim is connected with only 10 major airports in India. European charter flights operate only seasonally and Air India and Indian Airlines have most foreign operations.

Fact file:
  • Airlines: both domestic and international; around 40 flights fly daily;
    • Domestic: Air India, Kingfisher, Spice Jet, Jet Airways, Air Deccan, Indian Airlines, Indigo, Air Sahara, GoAir and others
    • International: Indian Airlines, Novair, Qatar Airways, Thomson Airways, Air Arabia and others
  • Area covered by Airport: 688 hectares or 1700 acres approx
  • Managing Operations: Airport Authority of India
  • Terminals: 2
  • Parking area accommodation: about 100 for cars and 7 for buses
  • Nearest railway station: Vasco da Gama
  • Other transport facilities: Small and big buses; pre-paid taxis
  • Nearest hotels: 1
  • Bogmallo Beach Resort - about 4 kilometers from the airport; Goahub.com offers booking for this hotel
Facilities in the Goa Airport:
  • For the Physically Disabled: Wheelchairs available
  • Bank facility: available for currency exchange and others
  • Luggage trolleys: available for free
  • Medical assistance: Room in terminal building having first aid supplies
  • Food: Snacks and drinks counter in both domestic and international terminals
  • Duty Free Shops: available; items sold - toiletries, books, electronic goods, cigarettes, liquor, handicrafts and so on
  • Postal services: available
Distance from major places in Goa
  • Dabolim to Vasco da Gama -4 km
  • Dabolim to Panaji -30 km
  • Dabolim to Madgaon -23 km
  • From Dabolim -5 kilometers in the east Distance from major places in Goa
  • Dabolim to Vasco da Gama -4 km
  • Dabolim to Panaji -30 km
  • Dabolim to Madgaon -23 km
  • From Dabolim -5 kilometers in the east

Last Updated on:March 31, 2013


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