Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Mopa International Airport in Goa on 11 December 2022. This new airport has been named after former Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar. The Manohar International Airport, situated near Mopa village, about 35 km from capital city Panaji in North Goa, has been built at a cost of 2,870 crore rupees.
- The new airport can handle 44 lakh passengers annually. Its capacity can be raised to over 3 crore passengers per year after expansion plans in the future.
- It is capable of handling large aircraft such as the Airbus A380.
- It also has rapid exit taxiways and six cross taxiways for quicker aircraft movement.
- The commercial flights from the new airport will start from January 5 2023.