Passenger Terminal Today - Elizabeth Baker
The National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) and GMR Airports Limited have announced a partnership to invest in three airport projects in India, including the greenfield international airports at Mopa, Goa and Bhogapuram, Andhra Pradesh. This partnership will include an investment of Rs6.31bn (US$76m) by NIIF in airport operator GMR Goa International Airport Limited (GGIAL), which will operate New Goa Airport.
In 2016, GGIAL was awarded the concession to develop and operate a second airport in Goa on a design-build-finance-operate-and-transfer (DBFOT) basis. Mopa Airport is a greenfield airport public-private partnership (PPP) concession awarded by a state government. The airport has already received an aerodrome license and upon commissioning, shall form part of the first dual-airport system in India alongside Dabolim Airport.
In the first phase, Mopa International Airport will have a design capacity to handle up to 4.4 million passengers per year, with an ultimate capacity of up to 40 million passengers per year. The project is intended to provide infrastructure to support the continued growth of tourism and business travel activity in Goa.