Goa is one of the most popular holiday destinations in India, frequented by thousands of domestic and international tourists every year. The friendly people, colourful culture, and beautiful beaches of Goa never fail to fascinate its visitors. Known as 'The Jewel of East Coast', the port city of Visakhapatnam is equally popular among tourists and beach lovers. The city is home to heavy industries, steel plants, educational institutes and many tourist attractions. Reaching Visakhapatnam from Goa is easy, fast and convenient by air. Jet Airways, JetKonnect, Air India, IndiGo and Go Air are some of the airlines that offer Goa Visakhapatnam flights. The aerial distance between these two cities is 997 km (620 miles), and the fastest connecting flight takes about 4 hours 55 minutes to reach Visakhapatnam from Goa.
Although there are no non-stop flights plying on this route, the options of connecting flights are many. Most of Goa to Visakhapatnam flights have stoppage points at Mumbai or New Delhi with some also flying via Hyderabad, Chennai and Bangalore. Depending on the schedule and budget, passengers can select a flight with one, two, three, four or five stops. With more than 60 flight options, Air India is the most used airline on this route. The first flight departing from Goa for Visakhapatnam is of Air India and its take off time is 04:10 hours. The last flight operating on this route is also of Air India that departs Goa Airport at 22:20 hours every day.
Goa is served by Goa International Airport (GOI), which is also referred to as Dabolim Airport. Built in an area of 1700 acres, this airport features two terminals- one for handling domestic flights while other for international flights. Owned by Indian Navy and Airports Authority of India, the Visakhapatnam Airport (VTZ) is the second busiest airport in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Both airports have modern facilities, such as secured car parking, waiting areas, plush lounges and travel counters. In addition to these, there are a number of duty free retail shops and popular food outlets. On a given day, more than 100 Goa and Visakhapatnam flight options are available to travellers.