Air traffic

No drop in air traffic in Goa despite the Russian-Ukrainian war: airport manager


There has been no drop in air traffic at Goa’s Dabolim International Airport as a result of the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine, airport manager Gagan Malik said.

Malik told reporters late Thursday evening that Air India had requested another additional slot for a London-Goa flight.



“I don’t see a difference in air traffic, and my number of inbound passengers hasn’t gone down. If my inbound passengers haven’t gone down, the number of outbound passengers won’t go down either.”

The Airports Authority of India official also said flights operated by Russian charter group Rossiya Airlines continued to fly to and from Goa airport.

“Rossiya operates on approved slots. Today (Thursday) there was a charter from Russia in which more than 506 passengers arrived and 489 passengers departed. No slots were canceled by Rossiya. The flights interiors have peaked very well and it shows that we are heading towards normality.

“Air India’s frequency for their flight to London is twice a week. They have requested an increase of another flight (slot) in a week. There will be three flights a week from Goa,” he said. Malik added.

Goa is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe.

Russians lead the number of foreign tourist contingents in the coastal state.

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