Goa Tourism welcomes season's first direct flight from London

Goa Tourism welcomes season’s first direct flight from London

The first direct flight from London(Manchester) to Goa for the season 2016-17 arrived on Tuesday night with 311 passengers on board who received a royal welcome at the Goa International Airport , Dabolim. Thomas Cook Airlines will be operating 6 flights a week to Goa from London, 3 each from Manchester and Gatwick.On arrival, the passengers were given Goa Tourism memento , flowers and Goan music from a live brass band. Data from the Goa airport points that 80 per cent of the passengers who arrived from Manchester last night availed of the Electronic Tourist Visa (ETV) facility. A team of officials from the Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) and tourism department received the passengers at the Goa international airport. Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar said, “We are very happy that the tourism season 2016-17 has started with flying colours. We are very thrilled that the numbers of direct flights from London to Goa are increasing and each flight will bring around 325 passengers. The UK market is a very important one for us and we are also going to impress on this at the upcoming WTM 2016 in London.”

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