Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Thai Airways launches its Bangkok-Gaya-Varanasi service

Gaya: In a bid to promote Buddhist circuit tourism, Thai Airways today launched its Bangkok-Gaya-Varanasi tri-weekly service.
The airline's inaugural flight carrying 125 passengers touched down at the international airport in Gaya, about 15 km from Bodh Gaya, the highest seat of the Buddhism.
The airliner will run the service every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, Airport Director R N Sen told news agency.
'Indian' runs its services touching Gaya and Bangkok four times a week, while 'Druk', a Royal Bhutan government undertaking, has flights on Gaya-Bangkok route thrice a week.
Srivastava said subject to government of India's norms and approval, a direct Delhi-Gaya flight of the 'Indian' may also be introduced in the near future to cater to both foreign and domestic tourists.
31/10/06 Zee News