Goa air cargo abundant capacity
Goa Airport has abundant air cargo capacity. It is a big Pharmaceutical hub but shipments seems to go to the gateway airport due to number of reasons.
- Poor infrastructure
- Customs not full fledged
- Exporters main shipping office is in Mumbai, the nearest big city and gateway for Goa.
- Local staff not knowledgeable of shipping
- Vegetables and fruits are not grown in Goa to cater importers
However it had remained as a sanctuary for perishable exports particularly vegetables and fruits. During holiday season several charter operators from throughout the world come to Goa. This again mains so much scope for perishable exporters to send the cargo.
The scheduled Airlines that operate throughout the year presently operating out of Goa are Indian Airlines, Qatar Airways, Air Arabia and Oman Air.