Gaya Airport

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Gaya Airport
Bodhgaya Airport
Gaya Airport GAY.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorAirports Authority of India
ServesGaya
LocationGaya, Bihar, India
Opened1936
Elevation AMSL116 m / 380 ft
Coordinates24°44′40″N 084°57′04″E / 24.74444°N 84.95111°E / 24.74444; 84.95111Coordinates: 24°44′40″N 084°57′04″E / 24.74444°N 84.95111°E / 24.74444; 84.95111
WebsiteGaya Airport
Map
GAY is located in Bihar
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GAY
GAY is located in India
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Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 2,286 7,500 Asphalt
Statistics (April 2020 - March 2021)
Passenger movements69,655 (Decrease70.7%)
Aircraft movements788 (Decrease78.1%)
Source: AAI[1][2]

Gaya Airport, also known as Bodhgaya Airport, (IATA: GAY, ICAO: VEGY) is an international airport serving Gaya, Bihar, India. This airport is 12 kilometres south-west of Gaya and 5 kilometres away from the temple city of Bodhgaya which is Gautama Buddha's place of enlightenment.

Expansion[edit]

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 Airports Authority of India (AAI) plans to develop the airport as a standby to the Kolkata Airport.[3] 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.

Overview[edit]

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 meters can handle 250 incoming and 250 outgoing passengers. This airport is mainly seasonal and primarily caters to Buddhist tourists coming from South East Asian countries like Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, etc.[4]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Air India Delhi, Kolkata, Varanasi Yangon
IndiGo Bangalore,[5] Delhi,[6] Kolkata,[7] Mumbai,[8] Varanasi[9]


Statistics[edit]

See source Wikidata query and sources.


Passenger, and Aircraft Movement at Gaya Airport (2011-2020)

Year Passengers Change Aircraft Movement Change Ref
2020–21 69,655 Decrease 70.7% 788 Decrease 78.1% [10]
2019–20 237,452 Increase 11.1% 3,606 Increase 36.1% [11]
2018–19 213,635 Increase 14.4% 2,649 Increase 8.6% [12]
2017–18 186,670 Increase 5.1% 2,439 Increase 11.2% [13]
2016–17 177,663 Increase 13.1% 2,193 Increase 4.8% [14]
2015–16 157,144 Increase 22.0% 2,093 Increase 28.0% [15]
2014–15 128,829 Increase 24.6% 1,635 Increase 13.8% [16]
2013–14 102,212 Decrease 16.5% 1,437 Decrease 5.6% [17]
2012–13 121,091 Increase 23.2% 1,524 Increase 23.9% [18]
2011–12 98,273 Increase 94.0% 1,230 Increase 108.5% [19]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Public Domain This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

  1. ^ "Annexure III - Passenger Data" (PDF). www.aai.aero. Retrieved 19 May 2021.
  2. ^ "Annexure II - Aircraft Movement Data" (PDF). www.aai.aero. Retrieved 19 May 2021.
  3. ^ "Airport land issue: Patna's loss, Gaya's gain". The Times of India. 13 August 2010. Archived from the original on 3 January 2013. Retrieved 6 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Buddhist Tourists". Archived from the original on 26 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Gaya airport to operate flights to Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai from March 28". Times of India. Retrieved 3 March 2021.
  6. ^ "IndiGo to commence Delhi-Gaya service in Oct-2020". CAPA. Retrieved 29 September 2020.
  7. ^ "Indigo to operate 22 new domestic flights from 28 March". www.livemint.com. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  8. ^ "Gaya to Mumbai flight to start from December 25". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 22 December 2020.
  9. ^ "IndiGo to launch flights on Buddhist circuit from August".
  10. ^ "AAI Traffic News 2020-2021". www.aai.aero. Retrieved 18 May 2021.
  11. ^ "AAI Traffic News 2019-2020". www.aai.aero. Retrieved 6 March 2021.
  12. ^ "AAI Traffic News 2018-2019". www.aai.aero. Retrieved 6 March 2021.
  13. ^ "AAI Traffic News 2017-2018". www.aai.aero. Retrieved 6 March 2021.
  14. ^ "AAI Traffic News 2016-2017". www.aai.aero. Retrieved 6 March 2021.
  15. ^ "AAI Traffic News 2015-2016". www.aai.aero. Retrieved 6 March 2021.
  16. ^ "AAI Traffic News 2014-2015". www.aai.aero. Retrieved 6 March 2021.
  17. ^ "AAI Traffic News 2013-2014". www.aai.aero. Retrieved 6 March 2021.
  18. ^ "AAI Traffic News 2012-2013". www.aai.aero. Retrieved 6 March 2021.
  19. ^ "AAI Traffic News 2011-2012". www.aai.aero. Retrieved 6 March 2021.

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