Ajit Singh was speaking at a function at the Dabolim airport, 30 km from the capital, held to mark the launch of a new integrated terminal building.
"Goa accounts for 90 percent of India's international charter flight traffic. In 2013, over 1,000 charters landed in Goa. It was a 45 percent increase from last year," he said.
"Currently India ranks ninth in the world as far as civil aviation markets are concerned," Singh said.
Civil aviation and tourism accounted for 3.6 percent of the national Gross Domestic Product, he said.
--IANS (Posted on 03-12-2013)