Gaya Airport, situated around 5 km from the main city is also called as Bodhgaya Airport. It is a public airport operated and managed by the Airports Authority of India. It also offers international service, providing direct flights to most of the Asian countries. A well known religious site and tourist place in Bihar, Gaya is well linked to the rest of the country through airlines, rails and roadways.
Situated at an altitude of 380 ft above the sea level, Gaya airport is the 2nd busiest airport in terms of passenger traffic. As per data recorded in Apr’10 to Mar’11, the airport handled 50,650 passenger movements along with 592 aircraft movements. It has 7,500 ft long runway with an orientation of 10/28. It is directly connected to different parts of the country. Flights to Gaya Airport also regularly operates from many Asian countries such as Thailand, Japan, Sri Lanka and Myanmar. The main airlines operating at the airport are Air India, Thai Airways, Mihin Lanka, Jet Airways and SriLankan Airlines.
The airport terminal building covers an area of 11,000 square meters. It is divided into domestic and international sections that can accommodate 100 to 400 passengers during peak hours. There are a total of 5 check-in counters, 12 immigration counters, 5 custom counters and 2 security counters at the airport.
A host of facilities including trolleys, telephone security hold area, business centre, wheel chair, medical aid, assistance to physically challenged passengers, lost & baggage counter and rest rooms are provided to the passengers at the airport. Other general services such as tour & travel agency, currency exchange, banking, postal, gifts and aero boutique shops are also equipped at the airport.
Some of the nearest airports to Gaya airport are located at Patna, Ranchi, Varanasi and Janakpur. Gaya is a renowned pilgrim destination in Bihar as well as in India. If you like to visit the city via airways then, Skyscanner is the best website to look for cheap flights deals.
Skyscanner allows you to find the cheapest flights to Gaya airport without having to enter specific dates or even destinations, making it the best place to find cheap flights for your trip to Gaya airport. Use the links at the side of the page to browse for flight information or use the flight search controls above to start a new search.