Qatar Airways will move operations from Goa Dabolim to Goa Mopa Airport in June 2024

When it comes to airport rivalry, not only are there airports in India trying to get the same airlines to visit them (in South India), but there are airports in the same geographic area now competing for traffic. With the inauguration of the Goa Mopa Airport in 2023, Goa became the first geography to have two airports, one operated by the government-owned AAI (GOI) and the other operated by the private player GMR (GOX).

Qatar Airways to transition operations from Goa International to Goa Mopa in June 2024

Qatar Airways announced that it would transition operations to the new Manohar International Airport (GOX) located in the North Goa district from the current Dabolim Airport (GOI) in South Goa, India, effective June 20, 2024. This route will be served with the same schedule of a direct daily flight operated on a mix of Airbus 320 and Boeing 787.

a white airplane flying in the sky

Qatar Airways is joining a list of airlines served by GOX, including strategic partners IndiGo and Oman Air. With its close proximity to hotels and public transportation, the new airport is set to deliver an enhanced passenger experience, the airline hopes. The transition from GOI and GOX heralds a superior airport experience for travellers on Qatar Airways’ network to over 170 destinations. GOX’s expansive airport experience is designed to reflect the exuberant nature of the local culture with its blend of contemporary and Goan architecture.

Flight Schedule DOH-GOX:

(Daily, all local time)

  • Doha (DOH) to Goa (GOX) – QR522 Departure 19:40, Arrival 01:55
  • Goa (GOX) to Doha (DOH) – QR523 Departure 03:40, Arrival 05:00

Operational Moving Dates:

  • DOH-GOI – Last flight on June 19, 2024
  • DOH-GOX – First flight on June 20, 2024
  • GOI-DOH – Last flight on June 20, 2024
  • GOX-DOH – First flight on June 21, 2024


Qatar Airways is becoming one of the wins for GMR, with the announcement that the airline will switch operations from Goa’s older Dabolim airport to the new Mopa airport in June 2024. The other airlines that operate internationally from Mopa include Oman Air, Air India and IndiGo.

What do you make of Qatar Airways’ move from Goa Dabolim to Goa Mopa airport?

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  1. Terrible move by Qatar and Goa govt who always try to repair what’s Not Broken. They never use their heads. So many job losses and loss for hotels too. Southside People like us will have to dish out 6/7000 extra for travel and taxi.

  2. Bad news for South Goan or south Goa people travelers..,south Goa tourism industries, private transportation, shops n hotels owners will loss in business, n seamans long distance too.
    Now it’s far ,time consuming n expensive

  3. GOX may mean more expensive trips than GOI when it comes to getting to and from resorts such as the Grand Hyatt and some others down that way.

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