Goa International Airport

Vasco, Goa, 403802
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Goa International Airport, also known as the Dabolim airport, is the sole airport in the state of Goa, located in the city of Dabolim in Goa, India. It operates as a civil enclave in a military airbase named INS Hansa. It is 4 km from the nearest city Vasco da Gama, 23 km from Margao, and about 30 km from the state capital Panjim.The airport's integrated terminal was inaugurated in December 2013. In fiscal year 2016-17, the airport handled over 6.8 million passengers handling roughly 131 aircraft movements a day. Due to capacity constrains at the terminal and air traffic congestion due to strong military and naval presence, the second airport at Mopa was proposed and is already under early stage of construction with scheduled completion in 2020.HistoryThe airport was built, in 1955, by the Government of the Estado da Índia Portuguesa, on of land, as the Aeroporto de Dabolim, which was later officially renamed to Aeroporto General Bénard Guedes. Until 1961, the airport served as the main hub of the Portuguese India's airline TAIP (Transportes Aéreos da Índia Portuguesa), which on a regular schedule served Daman, Diu, Karachi, Mozambique, Portuguese Timor, and other destinations.


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