Russian tour operators are preparing to launch charters in Goa
The management of the airport in the Indian resort state of Goa has encouraged Russian tourists. According to the director of the airport Gagan Malik, Russian charter tour operators have sent an application for landing at Goa Dabolim international airport on the eve of the New Year celebrations.
“We have received a request to accept charters from Russia. Charter tour operators announced their first flight since December, 30. In total, the application has been sent for nine flights,” said Mr. Malik. As it was noted by the general director of the airport, this is the third request for this season.
“Depending on the situation, perhaps, the number of flights will be increased. It is planned that they will arrive twice a week - on Thursday and Saturday,” Mr. Malik added.
Compared to the 900 charter flights, which the airport received before the pandemic, the figure is, of course, negligible. But the very fact of the resumption of flights from Russia to the Indian state is very encouraging.
Mr. Malik also added that since November 15, when the central government authorized the landing of charter flights at Goa's airport, the interest of international charter companies has gradually begun to grow.