Revellers who are scheduled to take flights to India to land up in Goa in coming few days need to reconfirm their flight schedule. Goa’s only international airport is being shut down between 7 am and 4 pm from April 5 to 8 for maintenance.
Vacationers flying into Goa, India’s party capital will perhaps be required to postpone their tour or would have to think of rescheduling their flight as Goa‘s only airport is heading for an annual maintenance closure for three days during the day time from April 5 onwards.
Consequently, airlines are forced to reschedule their flights for this coastal Indian destination.
The Indian Navy, which governs the Goa Dabolim Airport, has announced that the airport will be closed for all civil and military flights between 7 am and 4 pm from April 5-8.
Navy’s Public Relation Officer Commander Prashant Mathur stated that the flights are being rescheduled and all required steps are taken to avoid inconvenience to the travellers.
Goa is undoubtedly one of the finest beach holiday destinations and is highly popular among tourists who book flights to India. In fact, heaps of Europeans vie to get their hands around cheap flights to India just to explore the legendary Goan merrymaking. Given the popularity of the destination, there is no denying the fact that a good number of travel buffs will now have to rework on their flight schedule.
According to the Airport Authority of India (AAI) spokesman, 25-35 flights will have to be rescheduled due to the closure of the airport during the day time.
No intimation of cancellations from the domestic or international flights has been received by AAI, said the spokesman.
Dabolim Airport witnesses maximum traffic in the early hours of the morning after which the airstrip is used for military operations. Civil flights start plying back in the afternoon from 1 pm onwards.
“The slot between 1 pm to 4 pm will be affected due to closure,” AAI spokesman was quoted in reports doing rounds in Indian media.
No chartered flight is scheduled to be operating during these closure days, as per the spokesman.