Friday, June 11, 2010

Goa, India, To Build New Airport At Mopa


AWIN First Jun 10 , 2010
Neelam Mathews
New Delhi

The Indian state of Goa plans to build a new international greenfield airport at Mopa.

The airport will be on a build-own-operate-transfer basis. A request for proposal will soon be released to international players.

A study conducted by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) says it is possible to operate both the present Dabolim Airport at Goa and the new one with equitable distribution of traffic between them. The ICAO study concluded that even after the expansion, the Dabolim Airport will be saturated by 2013. It has therefore been decided that the present Dabolim Airport will not be closed to meet the requirement of increased inflow of air traffic more efficiently and result in balanced development of the entire state, says the government.

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