Saturday, October 03, 2015

Goa tourism industry unhappy with time restrictions at airport

Panaji: Concerns have been raised by the tourism industry over the closure of runway at Goa's Dabolim Airport between 10 PM to 4 AM everyday for repairs, as the move has come at a time when the tourist season is about to start.

The time restrictions at the airport, which doubles up as an airbase of the Indian Navy, can affect as many as nine flights daily, including the international ones, as well as the chartered flights which mainly come from Russia.
The restrictions imposed by the Navy which came into effect yesterday and will be in place until November 29.
"This is a very bad move at the start of the tourism season. Combined with the economic slowdown in Europe and especially in Russia, it is a very bleak news for the tourism industry," said Nilesh Shah, vice-president of Travel and Tourism Association of Goa (TTAG).
02/10/15 PTI/Economic Times
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