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.The airport operates mainly seasonal 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. Air India is the only Indian airline that operates scheduled flights to and from Gaya to Delhi, Kolkata, Varanasi and Yangon
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.
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