Goa to have seaplanes by Christmas

PTI, PANAJI | 22 September 2012 16:46 IST

A sea plane service with low fares will soon start in Goa for tourists, a senior Tourism Department official said today.

The nine-seater plane, which will be capable of taking off and landing on water, would be introduced by Christmas as part of the State’s tourism itinerary, Nilesh Cabral, Chairman, Goa Tourism Development Corp (GTDC), said.

“It will be almost like a joy ride which would be provided within small budget to the tourists,” he said, adding that since it won’t be expensive, even the middle segment holiday makers would be able to fly in the aircraft.

Operation of the plane will be outsourced to a private player, he said, adding that logistics and other details about the project are being worked out by the State Government.

Goa would be the first state to introduce such a concept, he said, adding that Andaman and Nicobar island has similar aircraft but they are not used for tourism purpose.

Cabral said the plane can also carry passengers from Dabolim airport to various destinations in the coastal state.

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Nilesh! we need roads first not aircrafts?unless you have plans for the planes to crash into the secretariate,session time would be an appropriate time to launch the same loaded with rdx.Thats all we hope for ..... Good 4 you ....Nilesh.

- massimo, Panjim | 24 th September 2012 19:08


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