Goa International Airport (Dabolism)

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Dabolim Airport is an international airport serving the state of Goa, India. 

The airport is located in Dabolim, in South Goa district, 4 km (2.5 mi) from the nearest city of Vasco da Gama, 23 km (14 mi) from Margao, and about 30 km (19 mi) from the state capital, Panaji.

We first visited this airport at the end of December 2023, during out about 3 weeks travels in India, flying in from Delhi Airport by Indigo Airlines.

Goa International airport, India

In fiscal year 2022-2023, the airport handled around 8.5 million passengers. Several European charter airlines fly to Goa seasonally, typically between November and May. Flights from the UK (London Gatwick Airport and Manchester Airport) are operated by TUI Airways. 

There are also several seasonal charter flights to various Russian cities.

Goa International Airport

Passengers can reach the airport using taxis, buses, trains, or automobiles. Public buses go to the nearby city of Vasco da Gama, approximately 4 km (2.5 mi) away, and also stop at the closer Chicalim bus stop, about 1.5 km (0.93 mi) from the airport. Local mini-buses connect both Vasco da Gama and Chicalim to the airport. Pre-paid taxis are available from the airport. There are various new transportation plans in the works, including the addition of a second bridge. 

Railway tracks of Indian Railways, which also run through Goa, pass beside the airport. The nearest station is Dabolim railway station. The port at Mormugao is located about 5 km (3.1 mi) away. Konkan Railway provides services to Margao in South Goa, Tivim in North Goa, Carambolim, and Ponda.

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