India Approves Greenfield International Airport in Goa

13 June 2010 (Last Updated June 13th, 2010 18:30)

The Indian Government has approved the construction of a greenfield international airport in Mopa, Goa, and will invest $400m in the project. The new airport will be constructed on a build-own-operate-transfer basis, for which a private entity will be selected through a global tende

The Indian Government has approved the construction of a greenfield international airport in Mopa, Goa, and will invest $400m in the project.

The new airport will be constructed on a build-own-operate-transfer basis, for which a private entity will be selected through a global tendering process.

It will include a 33,000m² passenger terminal and a code F or a super-jumbo-compatible runway to enable the Airbus A-380 to land.

The government said it will continue commercial operations at the existing Dabolim airport, which will be expanded and upgraded to handle the increased inflow of air traffic more efficiently.