Goa’s newly developed Manohar International Airport, Mopa started its operations. An event held at the airport saw the first passenger flight arrival and departure. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Manohar International Airport, Goa on December 11, 2022.
Addressing the event virtually, Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation, General V.K. Singh (Retd) congratulated all stakeholders involved for the successful commencement of operations at the Manohar International Airport. He also noted how the new airport will go a long way in boosting economic growth of both the State of Goa and the country. Goa has traditionally been a popular tourist destination, but the Dabolim airport being a Defence airport put limitations on air traffic. With the new airport, Goa is set to be connected to 18 new foreign and 30 new domestic destinations.