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Go First announces 42 new direct flights to new Goa International Airport

GO FIRST (formerly known as GoAir) announced the commencement of 42 non-stop weekly flights to and fro New Goa International Airport (Mopa, North Goa) with the first flight scheduled for 5th January 2023.

Goa’s second international airport, located in Mopa, North Goa inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 11th December 2022, and operations to start on 5th January 2023. GO FIRST to commence its first flight on the same day at 0850 hrs from Bengaluru to Goa, followed by the rest. In the current network plan, GO FIRST’s direct flights will connect Goa to Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad.

While GO FIRST will continue its operations from the existing Goa airport, this new station is a move toward bolstering domestic connectivity to cater to the increased demand for leisure destinations. Currently, GO FIRST operates 65 non-stop weekly flights to and fro Dabolim airport in Goa to key destinations in India.

Speaking on the development, Kaushik Khona, Chief Executive Officer, GO FIRST, said, “As we expand our network in leisure destinations, Goa is an extremely important destination for us. We are pleased to fortify our presence and this new addition will further reflect our unflinching commitment to providing customers with a promising flying experience.”

Situated on the southwestern coast of India, Goa has been a preferred destination for tourists across the globe. The serene beachfront, rich cultural heritage and reflection of the Portuguese colony make it a must-visit destination in India. North Goa is a perfect amalgamation of white sand beaches, adventurous water sports, and dazzling nightlife. The new flight connectivity will also ease travel for the natives of North Goa to top metropolitan cities in India.

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