PANAJI: Aeroflot has announced the transfer of its direct regular flights Moscow-Goa & Yekaterinburg-Goa, to New Goa Manohar International Airport starting from October 2023.
The flight schedule is as follows (all times local): Moscow – Goa (SU236): Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays with departure at 14:50 & arrival at 01:00; Goa – Moscow (SU237): Mondays, Thursdays & Saturdays with departure at 02:30 & arrival at 08:15.
Yekaterinburg – Goa (SU632): Tuesdays, Fridays & Saturdays with departure at 22:20 & arrival at 05:35; Goa – Yekaterinburg (SU633): Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays with departure at 06:35 & arrival at 13.20.
Tickets for flights to Goa’s new airport are now available for purchase. The up-to-date flight schedule can be found on Aeroflot’s website. Please note that until 30 September, flights will continue to be operated to Dabolim Airport.
“Goa is a popular tourist destination among Russians. We are starting our three-times-a-week flights on the Moscow-Goa-Moscow route. It marks the expansion of our Indian services in response to customer demand,” sources from the Russian airline said.
With tourist season right around the corner, Goa is a major route for Russian carriers, with many Russians making up the majority of visitors to the beach city.
The flight will offer more than just a convenient connection for passengers. These new services together will add a weekly cargo capacity of around 30 tons between India and Russia and are expected to plug the gap to some extent in supply chain issues that Russia is facing amid global sanctions.