Goa has only one airport that hosts both domestic as well as international flights. This airport is located in Vasco da Gama. The Dabolim Airport is one of the easiest way to reach Goa.
This airport has multiple flights both international and domestic flying in and out every day. Most international flights come through Mumbai and not directly.
You can find cheap Goa flights easily with any airline during offseason. But when music festivals like Sunburn and others festivals are celebrated here the flight fares are quite high and one might even find it difficult to book tickets. So prior booking of airplane tickets is advised to all tourists.
Since the airport is located a bit far from the beaches and the hotel area of Goa, you will need to travel a bit from the airport to get well within the city. You can do this conveniently by taking a prepaid taxi from the airport itself.
You might find it a bit difficult to get direct flights from a few cities in India like Kolkata, Bhubaneswar, Lucknow and so on. Goa airport provides direct flight from and to a selected number of cities in India. These cities include Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Kozhikode, Delhi, Pune, Jaipur, Chennai, and Ahmedabad. From other Cities in India, you will have to take a hopping flight via any of these locations.
By Plane is one of the most convenient methods of travel as it takes only a few hours and provides the highest level of comfort. If you do not want to waste time on traveling you should definitely opt for this method of reaching Goa. Even the drive into the city takes only about 30-45 minutes depending on where you are staying.
For international flights, there are three main airlines that have flights flying in and out of Dabolim Airport. These airlines include Air Asia, Qatar Airlines, and Air Arabia. International flights do not fly in as frequently as the domestic ones but you can find around three international flights every week.
The staff of the airport is also very friendly and helpful. If you are confused as to where to find the prepaid taxi or how to get to the beaches or anywhere in Goa, you can easily ask the staff members of the Dabolim Airport and they will direct you in the best way possible.
This method of reaching Goa is a bit on the expensive side as compared to other methods but it is one of the easier, more convenient and best method to reach Goa. If you do not like travelling then spending the extra money should definitely be worth it.