First chartered flight of the season arrives in Goa

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Panaji, Dec 15 : The first chartered flight of the season arrived at Goa International Airport at Dabolim in South Goa on Wednesday.

The Air Astana Flight arrived from Almaty, Kazakhstan, with 159 passengers, including an infant, on board.

The state received the chartered flight after a hiatus of almost two years due to restrictions imposed in view of COVID-19 pandemic.

All the passengers were tested for COVID-19.

Commenting on the development, Goa Transport Minister Mauvin Godinho said, “It’s a moment of great happiness for Goa that after suffering for two years due to the pandemic the first chartered flight has landed from Kazakhstan.”

“It’s a moment Goa has been waiting for. Goa is dependent on tourism. We are a world tourism destination. The show must go on,” he told reporters.

Airport Director Gagan Malik said the arrival of the chartered flight was a good sign in itself.

All the protocols laid out by the government with regards to COVID was being followed to the hilt, he said.


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