Jammu located in the country's extreme north and Goa on the western coast, are two distant travel hotspots of the country. While the city of Jammu delights tourists with its lush green mountains and sacred temples, Goa charms travellers with its beaches, churches, markets and colourful festivals. Culturally, demographically and geographically contrasting to each other, the two cities are located at an aerial distance of 1891.77 km (1175.49 miles). Being of great significance to the country's tourism industry, the two have good rail, road and air connectivity with each other and rest of the country. Availability of regular Jammu Goa flights has made it easier and faster to commute between these cities. Prominent domestic carriers like JetKonnect, Air India, GoAir and IndiGo operate regular flights on this route.
Though there are no direct flights currently plying in this route, connecting flights are in abundance. It takes a minimum of 5 hours 25 minutes to cover the route by a connecting Go Air – IndiGo flight. These connecting flights arrive in Goa via New Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai or Hyderabad. During the halt, passengers are required to change planes and thereon resume the journey to Goa. Depending on the flight option selected, the stopovers in between may vary from one to four. Differing in terms of airlines, fares and timings, there are more than 150 flight options available daily on this route. The earliest of the flights between Jammu and Goa departs at 09:05 hours, which is operated by GoAir on all days of the week. Besides, the last flight everyday is provided by SpiceJet that takes off from Jammu at 16:00 hours.
Jammu Airport, known by the code IXJ, is the domestic aerodrome serving Jammu city. Though not very large, this airport features several facilities like post office, snack bar, restaurant and book shops that ensure passengers a comfortable stopover. On the other hand, Goa International Airport, coded GOI, is one of the busiest in the country. With separate domestic and international terminals, this airport is spacious and well-maintained. The list of facilities offered at the airport include currency exchange, cosmetic shops, massage therapy, baggage wrapping machine and tourist information counter. Equipped with modern facilities and services, both the airports ensure a pleasant experience to passengers.