Monday, September 07, 2015

AirAsia launches direct flight to Kuala Lumpur

Panaji: The state government is pushing hard the central authorities for limited open sky policy at the Dabolim International Airport so as to make Goa an international aviation hub and derive best results from extension of the e-visa facilities, director of tourism Amey Abhayankar has said.

Address the gathering at a function to mark the launch of direct AirAsia Berhad direct flight between Goa and Kuala Lumpur, Abhayankar further said that Goa is seeking central approval for limited open sky policy at the Dabolim airport on the lines of that extended to Kerala, which will allow Goa to get best benefit of visa liberalisation policy.

He went on to state that in case the policy is extended to Goa then it could emerge as a regional aviation hub. He said that starting of direct flight between Goa and Kuala Lumpur would provide better connectivity between the cultures and people of two regions, which have similarities like coast and forests and allow them to experience different cuisines and locations.
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