Flights from Bangkok to Bodh Gaya targeted at pilgrims visiting the famous Buddhist site.
The joint venture airline Thai Vietjet has officially started conducting weekly flights from Bangkok to Bodh Gaya, a famous religious site associated with the Mahabodhi Temple Complex in the Indian state of Bihar, to meet increasing demand from pilgrims travelling from Thailand to India.
Every Saturday from October 24 a Thai Vietjet flight will depart Bangkok at 11.30am and land in Bodh Gaya after a three-hour trip. The return flight on the same day will leave at 2.10pm and touchdown in Bangkok at 6.40pm (all local times).
With the new route Thai Vietjet provides attractive opportunities for the followers of Buddhism and monks as well as residents and guests of Vietnam and Thailand to travel easily and affordably between Bangkok and Bodh Gaya. Flights can be snapped up for VND8 million ($366) including taxes and fees, 7 kg of hand-carried luggage, and 15 kg of checked-in luggage.
During Vietjet’s ongoing daily promotion called “It’s 12pm, Let’s Vietjet”, from noon to 2pm there are thousands of low-cost tickets to more than 25 destinations within Vietnam and more than ten destinations across Asia up for grabs.
Earlier this year Thai Vietjet operated the route from Bangkok to Bodh Gaya during Vietnam’s Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday. It also offered the service on the occasion of a breaking ground ceremony for renovations to Venuvan monastery in Bodh Gaya.
Thai Vietjet has also operated successful charter flights from Bangkok to tourism destinations in central Vietnam such as Hue and Da Nang (for Hoi An) for a number of sightseeing and holiday tours.
Tourists can now easily travel between Vietnam and the Thai capital, with Vietjet operating three daily return flights between Ho Chi Minh City and Bangkok and one daily return flight between Hanoi and Bangkok.