Panaji: Goa’s only international airport, Dabolim airport, will remain shut for flight operations during night hours till September. The Goa airport, which is a part of the INS Hansa Base at Vasco town, will remain closed for modernisation. Also Read - Good News! Indians Can Now Travel to Russia, Turkey And Other Countries as COVID Cases Decline
Indian Navy spokesman said the modernisation work has already begun from May 8 and it will continue till September 8, 2021. The runway will remain closed for all the traffic from 2200 hours to 0630 hours, he said. Also Read - International Flights Latest News: Dubai to Resume Flights From India on THIS Date
The modernisation work at Goa airport is being executed by Tata Power SED and will be carried out during night hours to have minimal impact on civil aircraft operations. Also Read - International Flights: Now Air India Express Operates First Flight Service to Dubai With Fully Vaccinated Staff
Goa Airport Director Gagan Malik said the closure will not have much impact on the civilian flight operations. He said that due to the pandemic situation, almost 90 per cent of the flights have cancelled their schedule to Goa.
The closure might have a 10-12 per cent impact on us but we will be able to mitigate it, Malik added.
With PTI inputs