An Indigo Airlines flight from Hyderabad was the first aircraft to land at the recently inaugurated Manohar International Airport (MIA) in North Goa on January 5, an official from the airport said on Monday.

At least 11 arrivals are expected at the new airport on day one of operations, the official said, adding that IndiGo, Go First, Vistara and Akasa Air are in the process of setting up ticketing counters.

Indigo flight 6E 6145 landed at the facility from Hyderabad at 9 am on Thursday January 5, a spokesperson from MIA said. The domestic operations started from Thursday onwards, while international flights are expected to commence soon, he said.

“International operations are expected to commence from the MIA soon and we will announce the details in due course of time,” the spokesman said.