Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Private operators to introduce more int’l flights to Gaya

Gaya: The international tourist season 2017-18 has began with the arrival of Myanmar Airways International (MAI ) charted fligths in the last couple of days. The MAI is all set to operate 120 chartered flights between Yangon and Gaya. airport. Host of other operators have also geared up to meet the demand of visitors planning to visit Bodh Gaya.
Gaya International Airport director Dilip Kumar confirmed reports regarding the chartered flights being operated by MAI. The airlines would be ferrying tourists in Boeing 737 category of aircrafts.
Besides the MAI, Myanmar National Airlines (MNA) would be operating five flights a week for the next six months. Sources said the airlines flying A-320 airbus on Yangon-Gaya route was likely to increase the frequency of its regular flights converting the five flight a week schedule into daily operation. The first flight of the MNA is scheduled to land on Monday.
SriLankan Airways, earlier known as Mihir Lanka, is already operating a weekly flight on Colombo-Gaya route. Besides Buddhist pilgrims, NRIs working in middle east countries also travel by the SriLankan national passenger carrier.
03/10/17 Times of India
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