GOA: Airlines saw a pick-up in demand over the long weekend which began on October 2, with most flights operating at close to full capacity. With lockdowns being eased across the country, leisure travellers made a beeline to Goa.
“These days we have seen a lot of passengers. The airport handled 25-28 arrivals and an equal number of departures in the last few days,” airport director Gagan Malik said. Malik said that on Gandhi Jayanti, over 3,100 passengers entered the state. Goa, along with Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Odisha and Himachal Pradesh have lifted all restrictions on entry. However, with the monsoon still active in north India, Goa and Karnataka are the only states available for those looking for a weekend getaway. “On Sunday, arriving passengers were around 2,000 and passengers leaving the state were more than 3000,” said Malik.
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