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Jet Airways launches Bangkok -Gaya - Varanasi Flights

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India’s Jet Airways today launches twice weekly flights between the Thai capital of Bangkok and two important Indian cities on the famed Buddhist circuit - Gaya and Varanasi.

The airline will operate with twice weekly services on the sector, on Tuesdays and Fridays respectively. These flights will allow people from the South Asian region to visit the Buddhist pilgrimage sites.

Effective October 6, 2009 to October 24, 2009, 9W 69 will depart Bangkok at 08:45, arriving in Gaya at 10:15. Flight 9W 69 will then depart Gaya at 11:45, arriving in Varanasi at 12:30.

Flight 9W 70 will then depart Varanasi at 14:00, returning to Bangkok at 18:45.

However, effective October 25, 2009 to March 27, 2010, 9W 69 will depart Bangkok at 08:30, arriving in Gaya at 10:15. Flight 9W 69 will then depart Gaya at 11:45, arriving in Varanasi at 12:30. Flight 9W 70 will then depart Varanasi at 14:00, arriving in Bangkok at 18:35.

While Varanasi is one of the oldest cities in the world, Gaya is home to the famed Mahabodhi temple, a UNESCO heritage site, and the site where the Buddha attained enlightenment, according to Buddhist traditions.

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