Indian Aviation was Asleep for nearly five decades after Independence
Centre for Aviation director South Asia Binit Somaia, speaking at the 2014 CAPA Asia Aviation & LCC Summit, stated Indian Aviation was asleep for nearly five decades after independence, and the growth seen in the past ten odd years dwarfs the first 40 odd years.
Goa launches a PPP tender for construction of a greenfield second Airport
The State Government of Goa issued a tender document on 03Oct 2014 for a PPP concession to develop and operate a greenfield airport at Mopa, which will be the second airport in the state. Mopa is located approximately 35km north of the state capital, Panaji.
The new airport will complement the existing facility at Dabolim, which will continue to operate after the Mopa Airport opens, providing enhanced Air connectivity to the state.
Tourism is one of the largest industries in Goa, with the state attracting 2.63 million domestic and 492,000 international visitors in 2013. Ease of access is critical to achieving sustained growth in visitor numbers.
However, there is also strong potential in outbound travel given that Goa has the highest per capita state domestic product in India.
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