Monday, March 23, 2020

59 arrivals & 47 departures at Goa airport cancelled

Panaji: Goa's lone international airport at Dabolim, usually bustling with arrivals and departures, was deserted on Sunday as most airlines cancelled scheduled operations in response to the curfew announced by the Centre.
Goa International Airport's 2,390m-long runway, used to handling over 100 flights per day, most of them in the afternoon, handled just over 35 movements as 59 arrivals and 47 departures were cancelled, sources said.

"Only 18 flights departed today against an average of 77 per day," airport director Gagan Malik said. He added that the Airports Authority of India's operations and the housekeeping staff on duty were at full strength to assist airlines and passengers.

Budget airline GoAir cancelled all its flights in response to the Janta curfew, while other airlines such as IndiGo, SpiceJet, Vistara and Air India curtailed their operations.
23/03/20 Newton Sequeira/Times of India
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