AirAsia Now Flies Direct Bangkok-Gaya! Trace the Steps of the Lord Buddha to 4 of the Faiths Holy Sites

Travel and Lifestyle Press Releases Tuesday October 16, 2018 17:13
Bangkok--16 Oct--AirAsia

AirAsia delivers a much awaited route with 4 direct flights a week from Bangkok-Gaya, India, inviting all to the land of Buddhism where the Lord Buddha was born, achieved enlightenment, performed his first sermon and reached nirvana. BIG members can book the route from only 3,990 THB per trip today at for travel from 3 December 2018 to 29 March 2019.

Mr. Santisuk Klongchaiya, CEO of Thai AirAsia, made known Gaya of India has been a destination AirAsia has wished to offer direct flights from Bangkok to for a long time now due to high demand from Thailand's Buddhist travelers. The new route now offers direct access for devout Buddhists or members of the Buddhist clergy who previously had to fly from Bangkok to Indian cities such as Kolkata and connect via domestic flight or vehicle to Gaya. Both new pilgrims and repeat visitors to the sacred destination can now easily follow in the footsteps of the Lord Buddha and witness where he achieved enlightenment, held his first sermon and reached nirvana. "Those who have yet had the opportunity to trace the origins of Buddhism to its four holy sites can rejoice as they can now directly journey to a city sure to inspire them to even deeper faith. The trip is a must for any Buddhist and sure to bring great merit" Mr. Santisuk remarked. Direct flights from Bangkok-Gaya (India) will be offered by AirAsia 4 times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Flight FD122 departs Don Mueang Airport at 8.20 hrs to arrive in Gaya, India at 10.10 hrs, the perfect time to continue on to the city's holy sites. Flight FD123 meanwhile departs Gaya at 10.40 hrs to arrive at Don Mueang Airport at 14.50 hrs. During its introductory period Bangkok-Gaya will be offered to BIG members at an all-in fare of only 3,990 THB per trip and to other travelers at 4,030 THB per trip. Book 15-28 October, 2018 at for travel from 3 December, 2018-29 March, 2019. Groups of 10 or more passengers can contact AirAsia at Tel. 02-515-9898 every Monday-Friday between 8.00-21.00 hrs.

Gaya is home to Bodh Gaya, the Lord Buddha's place of enlightenment and one of the four holy sites of Buddhism. The site contains the Mahabodhi Temple, which itself is surrounded by important historical relics, as well as the International Buddhist Temple and the Thai Monastery of Bodh Gaya, the first ever Thai temple in India and a serene location welcoming of Thais looking to engage in meditation.

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