Tuesday, September 19, 2017

AAI yet to allot slots for chartered flights at Goa airport

Panaji: With the Airports Authority of India (AAI) yet to decide on allotment of slots for the chartered flights at the Goa airport, the operators bringing in tourists for this beach destination are left in a quandary.
The tourist season in the coastal state is fast approaching and the first chartered flight carrying holiday- makers is expected to arrive in the first week of October.
“The season of chartered flights is supposed to start from the first week of October. However, the AAI is yet to allot them the slots for these flights,” Travel and Tourism Association of Goa President Savio Messiah told PTI.
He said in absence of dedicated slots, the flight operators are apprehensive about getting tickets booked by passengers.
Messiah said the slots were supposed to be allotted in the first week of September, but the chartered flight operators are still waiting to hear from the AAI in this regard.
19/09/17 PTI/India.com