Goa: Passenger footfalls and flight movements at Goa International Airport continued to pick up, with the Airports Authority of India (AAI) operated airport handling 70 flights on Friday. Passenger arrivals are expected to pick up in the coming days as Goa’s tourism sector continues to open up, particularly as casinos have been permitted by the state government to open up from November 1.On October 29, Goa International Airport handled 33 arrivals and 33 departures, suggesting that flight movement and passenger traffic is higher on the weekends.
“The good old busy days of Goa International Airport are returning back swiftly,” said airport director Gagan Malik.On October 30 the airport handled 35 arrivals and 35 departure of flights.On Saturday, the airport also handled an international direct flight, the 59th relief flight to London flew out with 220 passengers including four children. A Vande bharat mission flight with 178 passengers landed on Saturday morning from London under the Centre’s air bubble arrangement.
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