Vistara To Become Latest Airline To Serve New Goa Airport

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Indian airline Vistara confirmed it will become the fourth airline to serve New Goa Airport (GOX), India’s newest airport.

GOX, also known as Goa Mopa and North Goa, is the state of Goa’s second international airport and was inaugurated by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in December. Flights commenced from Jan 5.

Vistara will serve GOX from both Bengaluru (BLR) and Mumbai (BOM).

From Feb. 14, the airline will launch daily service on the BLR-GOX route. Also from that date, it will open 6X-weekly flights between BOM and GOX.

"Goa is a kaleidoscopic medley of cultures, histories and experiences topped off with delectable local cuisine and pure vintage charm,” Vistara said in a statement announcing the routes to GOX.

Other carriers serving the airport include IndiGo and Go First, which both started operating to GOX from Jan. 5, as well as Asaka Air, which commenced service at the airport from Jan. 11.

Goa Dabolim International (GOI) is continuing to operate following the launch of GOX. IndiGo and Go First will serve both airports.

Aaron Karp

Aaron Karp is a Contributing Editor to the Aviation Week Network.