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Coming soon: Mopa Airport to be a welcoming addition to Goa tourism

Goa is ready to host its second international airport, Mopa Airport, and it should start operations from September 1, 2022. airport, Dabolim Airport, the only airport in the state.


The current airport, Dabolim Airport, is located at INS Hansa Military Air Base and is used by the Indian Navy. Mopa Airport, as a civil airport, aims to develop tourism in the state, as it will serve civilian traffic in full.

More than eight million local and international visitors visit Goa every year, making it one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. With the new civilian airport, the state expects an increase in visitor numbers.

This goes hand in hand with all the developments taking place in the tourism sector of the state. From helicopter tourism, improved safety on the beaches, to ecotourism in forested areas, there are so many other offerings for tourists, the airport as a complement would be a great support.

It is interesting to note that Dabolim Airport is located in South Goa, while Mopa Airport is located in North Goa, about 35 km from the capital Panaji. North Goa is where you will see some of the best architecture. For example, the Basilica of Bom Jesus, Fort Chapora, Fort Aguada and many others. Places like Chorao Island, Grande Islands, beaches like Kerim, Coco, Vagator, Anjuna, Baga, Calangute, Candolim are some of the most popular tourist spots in Goa.

  1. What is a new airport?
    Any new airport that is being built from scratch in a new location. Goa Mopa Airport is a new airport in Pernem.
  2. Where are more people – North or South Goa?
    North Goa is visited by more tourists than South Goa.
  3. Where to find quiet beaches in Goa?
    South Goa has many quiet beaches less visited by tourists. Agonda, Majorda, Benaulim beaches are some of the good beaches that you can visit in South Goa.

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