Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Private jets take super-rich to their villas, as Goa opens for tourism

With the state opening for tourism, those who are willing to spend over Rs 10 lakh for a trip are flying down to Goa in private jets. With nine private jets landing in Goa over the past 10 days, the state is fast emerging as the top destination for people who own second homes or have leased luxury villas in the state. Most of the flights come from Mumbai and Delhi, India’s two worst-affected Covid cities. Over the past few days, Goa International Airport has hosted all sorts of business jets—from Gulfstream-200s to Bombardier Global 6000s—bringing to the state a variety of persons like the family of L K Advani’s son and the Shah family that owns the diagnostics chain Metropolis Healthcare. “Goa is currently one of the top destinations for private charters, and there is a constant demand on this route. People want to go to their vacation homes,” said co-founder of bookmycharters.com Sachit Wadhwa. Private jet operators have witnessed a 60% increase in enquiries, while Goa Airport officials said it is getting more requests for these flights, mostly from Delhi, Mumbai and Pune.
06/07/20 Times of India

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