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Business Aircraft Ops to VOGO Airport, Goa, India

Airport name: Goa International Airport

ICAO code: VOGO                                            


City Name: Goa

Country: India

Fire Category: VIII

Airport Operating Hours of VOGO airport / GOI airport: H24

Curfew and Restrictions of VOGO airport / GOI airport: Commercial and Non-schedule flights are not permitted in between below given timings due to Navy Flying.

Mon-Fri = 0300 UTC – 0700 UTC & 1000 UTC- 1100 UTC

Sat = 0200 UTC- 0600 UTC.

In addition to above non-schedule flights are not permitted to operate in between 0700-1000 UTC daily. 

 (It is recommended to check latest GA restriction and curfew before you operate into VOGO airport)

CIQ Hours of VOGO airport / GOI airport: H24

Slots/PPR requirements at VOGO airport / GOI airport: Airport slots are required when you operate in VOGO airport. Slots are requested via e-mail / fax from the airport slot coordinator. This is generally done by the agent or handler on the behalf of operator.

Parking Availability at VOGO airport / GOI airport: There is paucity of parking space at VOGO airport, limited overnight parking is available in VOGO airport with prior approval only. VOGO airport implement temporary parking restrictions from time to time. It is always recommended to confirm all parking arrangements well in advance. Most of the parking stands at VOGO airport need aircraft to be pushed back before departure using tow bar and push truck. VOGO airport also have few power in and self-power out parking stands subject to availability.

Port of entry/exit VOGO airport / GOI airport: Yes, VOGO airport is port of entry/exit.

Crew visa requirements for GA flights in India: All general aviation crew arriving in India must carry with them a valid BUSINESS VISA issued by the Indian Embassy / Consulate or an E-BUSINESS VISA available online. If time permitting, it is recommended that they carry with them a valid Business Visa issued by the Indian Embassy/Consulate.

For applying the Business Visa, some Embassies ask for an invitation/sponsorship letter which VVIP Flight will gladly provide.

Pax visa requirements for GA flights in India: All Pax must arrive with valid Indian visa or Indian e-visa (available online).

E-visa acceptable VOGO airport / GOI airport: Yes E-visa facility is available in VOGO airport. E-visa is acceptable at VOGO Airport.

Ground Handler at VOGO airport / GOI airport: VVIP Flight ( can assist you with your Landing permits, Defense clearance, Ground handling, slots, parking, CIQ coordination, Catering coordination, Aviation Fuel coordination, Ground transportation arrangements, flight dispatch, weather services, hotel arrangements and other GA flight services at VOGO airport / GOI airport

VOGO Landing Permit Notice Period: It takes 3-4 weeks to obtain landing permit for VOGO airport as it is defense airfield.  For foreign registered operating into defence airfield Air Operations Routine (AOR number) is required in addition to Civil Air Office clearance. AOR is generally applied and coordinated by Handler or Agent on behalf of operator.

Detail required applying for VOGO landing permit: Operator Name, Acft Registration, Acft Call Sign, Type of Aircraft, Schedule, ATS route to be flown, Crew Passport details such as Name, passport number, date of issue, date of expiry, Nationality, Date of Birth etc. Pax Passport details such as Name, passport number, date of issue, date of expiry, Nationality, Date of Birth etc.

Air Operations Routine (AOR number): All Foreign Registered Aircraft operating flight into Military Airport / Defence airport (Naval or Air force) has to obtain AOR clearance for operating to/from defence aerodromes. AOR clearance will be issued by Director of Air Intelligence, Air Headquarter (Vayu Bhavan) / Naval HQ in coordination with MoD. Once AOR is obtained civil Air Office issues landing permit to operate into defence airport. This is generally taken by your handler or agent in India.

Validity of AOR: Validity of AOR may vary. But normally it is (+) (-) 2hours. For delay beyond 2 hours on arrival / departure at Military airport revised AOR clearance is required. This is generally taken by your handler or agent in India.

GA Lounge/Terminal at VOGO airport / GOI Airport: General aviation lounge is not available at VOGO airport.

Tow Bar requirements at VOGO airport / GOI airport:  VOGO airport have few power in and self-power out parking stands subject to availability. Most of the parking stands at VOGO airport are self power in and pushed back parking stands. It is mandatory regulation to carry tow bar on board the aircraft in India. It is advised to check tow bar availability before the flight operation.

Caterer at VOGO /GOI airport:  Catering facility is available at VOGO. We can also assist in arranging catering at VOGO airport from nearby 5 star hotels on request.

Jet Fuel at VOGO / GOI airport: Fuel facility is available during airport watch hours at VOGO airport.

Hotel at VOGO airport:  ITC Grand Goa, Grand Hyatt, Radisson Blu Resort and Taj Holiday Village Resort are some good options available in the city.

Places to Visit: Sandy beaches, warm sunsets, beautiful villages, and an atmosphere filled with joy are some of the elements that make Goa a popular beach tourist destination in India. It is not only the scenic beaches but also the tropical climate of Goa that can make one fall in love and create an urge to explore more about the place by visiting time and again. In addition to this, Goa is a perfect travel destination for those seeking for yoga and Ayurveda retreat or indulge in enthralling adventure to get a holistic travel experience.

Tourists are attracted to its golden beaches, architecture, and places of worship. It is a biodiversity hotspot and is rich in flora and fauna. Goa also offers a lush green country-side and incredible mosaic of cultural heritage, with magnificent churches, temples, forts and monuments representing a unique cultural synthesis of the East and West.

If you have any questions about this article or would like assistance planning your next trip to India, contact us or (OPS)- (+91)-8010686868.

Note: Regulations, watch hours, NOTAM, Fire category or any other information given in above article are subject to change from time to time, for latest information please feel free to contact us.

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