|IATA: GAY – ICAO: VEGY
|Operator||Airports Authority of India|
|Elevation AMSL||380 ft / 116 m|
|Statistics (Apr '10 - Mar '11)|
|Source: AAI |
Gaya Airport, also known as Bodhgaya Airport, (IATA: GAY, ICAO: VEGY) is a public airport serving Gaya, Bihar, India. This airport is 5 kilometres away from the temple city of Bodhgaya which is Gautama Buddha's place of enlightenment. It is the second busiest airport in Bihar after Patna.
Gaya airport is spread over an area of 954 acres. An additional 100 acres of land is under encroachment while another 100 acres of land from four villages is to be acquired for runway expansion. The airport terminal building, spread over 7,500 square metres can handle 250 incoming and 250 outgoing passengers. The Airports Authority of India (AAI) plans to develop the airport as a standby to the Kolkata Airport.
Minister of State for Civil Aviation K C Venugopal had informed the Rajya Sabha on 28 August 2013 that Airports Authority of India (AAI) has requested the government of Bihar for a further acquisition of around 200 acres to allow the airport to be expanded.
Airlines and destinations
|Air India||New Delhi, Kolkata, Varanasi, Yangon|
|Druk Air||Paro, Kathmandu|
|Golden Myanmar Airlines||Charter: Yangon|
|Mihin Lanka||Seasonal: Colombo, Hambantota|
|Myanmar Airways International||Mandalay, Yangon|
|Thai Airways International||Seasonal: Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Varanasi|
- Airport information for VEGY at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
- Accident history for GAY at Aviation Safety Network
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