CICERONE AIR TRANSPORT SERVICES PVT. LTD. (CATS) is a Limited Company incorporated under the Companies Act, 1956 (no.1 of 1956) and registered under No.24-0139 of 1993 at Panjim, Goa, on 09 July 1993. This Company was founded by Mr. Fernando Peres da Costa, who had 47 years of Airline experience. Out of this period, he served Lufthansa German Airline for 35 years, with posting as Station Manager in New Delhi (1969-74), Lisbon (1974-80), Bahamas (1980-82), San Juan, Puerto Rico (1982-86), Casablanca, Morocco (1986-88) and Goa (1988-94). After retirement, he was the driving force behind this strong Company. Mr. Joao Xavier Miranda, fondly known as “Bush”, joined him when the company was established. Mr. Miranda, was Resort Manager for Travel Pack U.K., and was the driving force to get Travel Pack to Goa. He has over 37 years of varied experience in Sales and Marketing, including handling Charter Representation, for the last twenty years, and is the instrumental force to make Condor Flugdienst GmbH the first Schedule European flight to Goa, and also to make Goa airport to get schedule status which was originally a charter airport. Condor has appointed CATS as a Preferred Sales Agent and Airline Representative.

And has also represented Swissair as a General Sales Agents in collaboration with Global Excellence.


Apart from the above professional team leading the Company, CATS received Operation Excellency Award from Condor in 2011, CATS employee has undergone training in DGR Z S and 10, Fuel Valve, BCAS basic AVSAC and load and Trim sheet. It has its main office in Margao-Goa’s Commercial Capital and an office at Dabolim Airport. These offices have all modern communication systems including computers with broadband services, printer, telephones, telefax, Amadeus etc. CATS have excellent airport contacts and knowledge of local laws, Customs, Director General of Civil Aviation, Bureau of Immigration and has also been appointed as a Chief Security Officer for Condor etc. and CATS has Security Clearance with BCAS and DGCA.

We can provide you, your Aircraft personnel, your Charter and schedule passengers and Cargo, traveling with your esteem Airline, personalized services on ground in Goa, with a high quality service. We go out of our way to ensure the comfort and specialized care to every client of yours.


We will be a globally recognized first choice for world class airport ground support solutions in India by creating value and making a difference to all we connect with.


  • We will be committed to strict adherence of IATA Standards, ICAO Safety Regulations and DGCA guidelines;
  • Execute with excellence highest quality customized ground handling services to every client;
  • Care for our client’s customer as our own;
  • Create value and make a difference for all we connect with;
  • Contribute towards the Tourism and Economic Development for the state of Goa and India at large.


We will honour our Commitments with excellence; practise Integrity and Honesty in all our dealings. Excellence will not be a skill but an attitude we carry with passion.

We will take responsibility for all our actions and results.

We will work as a Team, respect relationships, treat each other and all our stakeholders with dignity.

Safety is our highest priority; therefore, we will not compromise with IATA Standards, ICAO Safety Regulations and DGCA guidelines.