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Charter airlines from Russia, UK apply for landing slots in Goa

The Covid-19 pandemic has done little to diminish Goa’s allure as an international tourist destination, with Russian and British charter airlines already approaching the Union ministry of civil aviation and the Airports Authority of India for permission to land in the coming months.

According to sources, Moscow’s Royal Flight and TUI have shown keen interest in bringing tourists to Goa on chartered flights beginning from October 26.

“Royal Flights has requested for 169 slots from October 26 and TUI is asking for three to five slots per week,” said an official, adding that the Centre would decide on the slots. Though India has travel arrangements with a handful of countries, including UK, scheduled international flights have not been permitted.

Source: TOI