Gaya Airport

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Gaya International Airport
गया अंतर्राष्ट्रीय हवाई अड्डा
Airport type Public
Operator Airports Authority of India
Serves Gaya
Location Gaya, India
Elevation AMSL 380 ft / 116 m
Coordinates 24°44′40″N 084°57′04″E / 24.74444°N 84.95111°E / 24.74444; 84.95111
Website Gaya Airport
GAY is located in Bihar
Direction Length Surface
ft m
10/28 7,500 2,286 Asphalt
Statistics (2014-15)
Passenger movements 127,366(Increase24.6%)
Aircraft movements 1,635(Increase13.8%)
Cargo tonnage 0
Source: AAI,[1]

Gaya Airport, also known as Bodhgaya Airport, (IATA: GAYICAO: 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.[2]

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.

This airport is mainly seasonal and primarily caters to Buddhist tourists coming from South East Asian countries like Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, etc.[3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air India Delhi, Kolkata (resumes 2 October 2015),[4] Yangon
Druk Air Paro, Kathmandu
Golden Myanmar Airlines Charter: Yangon
Myanmar Airways International Seasonal:Mandalay, Yangon
SriLankan Airlines
operated by Mihin Lanka
Seasonal: Colombo
Thai Airways International Seasonal: Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi


 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  1. ^ "TRAFFIC STATISTICS - DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL PASSENGERS" (jsp). Retrieved 31 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Airport land issue: Patna's loss, Gaya's gain". The Times of India. 13 August 2010. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Buddhist Tourists". 
  4. ^ "Air India flight AI 233: Kolkata - Yangon via Gaya". Retrieved 9 September 2015. 

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