Gaya Airport

Gaya Airport, also known as Bodhgaya Airport, (IATA: GAY, ICAO: VEGY) is a public 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. It is the second busiest airport in Bihar after Patna. It is also the only International Airport in the state of Bihar. The airport operates permanent pilgrimage flights from Thailand, Myanmar, Bhutan, Vietnam and Sri lanka as being the gateway to the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage site in the world Bodh Gaya. Air India is the only Indian airline that operates scheduled flights from the airport to other destinations within the country.

Gaya Airport
Bodhgaya Airport
Gaya Airport GAY
Airport typePublic
OperatorAirports Authority of India
LocationGaya, India
Elevation AMSL116 m / 380 ft
Coordinates24°44′40″N 084°57′04″E / 24.74444°N 84.95111°ECoordinates: 24°44′40″N 084°57′04″E / 24.74444°N 84.95111°E
WebsiteGaya Airport
GAY is located in Bihar
GAY is located in India
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 2,286 7,500 Asphalt
Statistics (2014-15)
Passenger movements127,366(Increase24.6%)
Aircraft movements1,635(Increase13.8%)
Source: AAI,[1][2]
Gaya Airport GAY
Gaya Airport, 2014


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.


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 Sri Lanka and South East Asian countries like Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, etc.[4]

Airlines and destinations

Air India Delhi, Kolkata, Varanasi, Yangon
Bhutan Airlines Seasonal: Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Paro
Drukair Seasonal: Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Paro
Jetstar Pacific Airlines Charter: Ha Noi
Myanmar Airways International Seasonal: Mandalay, Yangon
Myanmar National Airlines Seasonal: Yangon
SriLankan Airlines Seasonal: Colombo
Thai AirAsia Seasonal: Bangkok–Don Mueang
Thai Smile Seasonal: Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi
Thai Vietjet Air Seasonal: Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi
Turbo AviationKushinagar(begins 1 April 2019)
Vietnam Airlines Seasonal: Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Ho Chi Minh City


 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website

  1. ^ "TRAFFIC STATISTICS - DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL PASSENGERS". Archived from the original (jsp) on 12 March 2015. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
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  3. ^ "Airport land issue: Patna's loss, Gaya's gain". The Times of India. 13 August 2010. Retrieved 6 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Buddhist Tourists". Archived from the original on 2016-11-26.

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