Panaji: With the tourist season reaching its peak in December, Goa welcomed the first chartered flight from Uzbekistan on Thursday at Manohar International Airport, Mopa in North Goa.
A senior state tourism department official said that the first ever chartered flight from Uzbekistan was welcomed in Goa on Thursday.
“The historic flight, Centrum Air Q6 5545, operated by Elaine Avia in Uzbekistan and Goa’s operating agent Concord Exotic Voyages Pvt Ltd, landed at Mopa Airport on December 07, 2023, at 12:30 pm,” he said.
He said that this historic journey sets the stage for weekly charter flights, connecting Taskent, Uzbekistan, to Goa until March 21, 2024.
Reacting to the development, State Tourism minister Rohan Khaunte said that the chartered flight from Uzbekistan marks the commencement of what we anticipate will be a prolonged and fruitful collaboration.
“We eagerly look forward to forging more such partnerships with the government and people of Uzbekistan, fostering cultural exchange and fortifying the tourism bonds between our nations,” he said.
Khaunte said that the invaluable involvement of the Indian Embassy in Uzbekistan has been instrumental in supporting the charter service to Goa, playing a pivotal role in fostering this significant development.