MOPA airport witnesses overwhelming response in the last quarter, with approx. 7 lakh passenger footfall and 5,000 air traffic movements
The newly made Manohar International Airport has added eight new destinations to its tally, an official from GMR Goa International Airport Ltd. (GGIAL) said on Tuesday.
With the addition of eight new destinations, Manohar International Airport will now connect Goa to a total of 21 domestic destinations across the nation.
Named after former Goa chief minister and former Union defence minister Manohar Parrikar, the airport at Mopa was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in December last year.
The eight new destinations added to the schedule for the summer 2023 season include Amritsar, Bhubaneswar, Coimbatore, Guwahati, Manchi, Rajkot, Visakhapatnam, and Lucknow.
Manohar International Airport is already connected to Delhi, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Mumbai, Kolkata, Pune, Nashik, Jaipur, Chennai, Nagpur, Varanasi and Chandigarh.
Meanwhile, out of the 8 new destinations, 7 will be connected by Indigo, while Lucknow will be connected through Vistara.
In the last three months, Manohar International Airport has received an overwhelming response from passengers. The airport witnessed approximately seven lakh passenger footfalls and approximately 5,000 air traffic movements (flights) during the last quarter.
Speaking on this occasion, CEO-GGIAL, RV Sheshan, said, “We are delighted to connect 8 new destinations to Goa in the summer 2023 season. Gradual and constant growth in the number of destinations will boost tourism and positively impact socio-economic activities in Goa.”
GMR Airports is the largest private airport operator in Asia and the second largest in the world, with a passenger handling capacity of over 180 million annually.
GMR Airports Limited, a subsidiary of GMR Airports Infrastructure Limited, has Groupe ADP as its strategic partner, which holds a 49 percent stake GMR Airports operates the iconic Delhi Airport, which is the largest and fastest-growing airport in India. It also runs Hyderabad Airport, a pioneering greenfield airport known for several technological innovations.