Dabolim Airport GOI
The Dabolim Airport is located in the village of Dabolim in Goa, India. It is the only airport in this state, and it is situated in a military base, so it serves both the public and the military. It is operated by the Airport Authority of India as well as the Indian Navy, and is one of the profitable public airports in India.
The airport is located around 23 kilometres away from the district capital of South Goa, Madgaon and 30 kilometres from the capital city Panaji. The airport has both domestic and international terminals. The domestic terminal is used by carriers such as Spice Jet, Jet Airways, and Go Air, while the international terminal is used by airlines including Air India, Qatar Airways, and Kingfisher.
The Dabolim airport covers an area of 1700 acres, and it has a runway, which extends to 11,345 feet. The domestic terminal has a capacity of 350 passengers while the international terminal can serve 250 passengers at any given time. An expansion of the airport is currently underway, and an additional terminal is added to the airport.
Passengers can avail many transport facilities for travelling to and from the airport such as taxis, trains, and buses. There is a bus stop located just 1.5 kilometres from the airport, which provides transport to the airport. There are also other bus stops in the nearby cities, which offer this service. Prepaid taxi booths are located at the airports and can be used by passengers for hiring taxis.
There are also nearby rail stations, which can be used for travelling to the airport. The nearest station is located in the city of Vasco da Gama, which is used frequently by Indian Railways.
There are many car rental companies, which have their booths at the airport, and provide services from the airport. Passengers can either hire local companies, or international car rental companies, as both are operating in the region.
There are also many hotels, which have their counters at the airport, and they offer pick and drop facility for their clients.
The Dabolim airport is well equipped with many latest technologies and facilities for its passengers. Many restaurants and cafes are located at the airport, perfumes, crockery, handicrafts, and liquor. The airport also has a duty free shopping area where passengers can shop for all kinds of items.
Medical services and wheelchairs assistance can be requested for handicapped people. There is also a bank, postal service, tourist information booth, childcare room, and a moneychanger within the premises of the airport.
The Dabolim airport also has a spa and an Ayurvedic products store for men and women. Vending machines are located at both the terminals for the convenience of passengers.