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Airport type  Public
Location  Gaya, India
Website  Gaya Airport
Elevation  116 m
Yearly aircraft movements  1,635
Serves  Gaya
Elevation AMSL  380 ft / 116 m
Code  GAY
Phone  0631 221 0129
Gaya Airport
Operator  Airports Authority of India
Address  GAYA International Airport, Gaya, Bihar 823004
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Gaya airport


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.This airport operates mainly pilgrimage flights from Thailand,Myanmar,Bhutan and Sri lanka as being the gateway to the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage site in the world Bodh Gaya.

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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.

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, Laos, etc.

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