Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport

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Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport
লোকপ্ৰিয় গোপীনাথ বৰদলৈ আন্তঃৰাষ্ট্ৰীয় বিমানবন্দৰ
Guwahati Airport in 2011.jpg
LGB International Airport, Guwahati


GAU is located in India airports
Location of airport in Assam
Airport type Public
Owner Government of Assam
Operator Airports Authority of India
Serves Guwahati
Location Guwahati, Assam, India
Elevation AMSL 162 ft / 49 m
Coordinates 26°06′22″N 091°35′09″E / 26.10611°N 91.58583°E / 26.10611; 91.58583
Website www.aai.aero/guwahati
Direction Length Surface
ft m
02/20 10,200 3,110 Asphalt
Statistics (Apr '13 – Mar '14)
Passenger movements 2,196,545
Aircraft movements 27,098
Cargo tonnage 7,907
Source: AAI[1][2][3]

Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport (IATA: GAUICAO: VEGT), also known as Guwāhāti International Airport and formerly as Borjhar Airport, is the primary international airport of the North-Eastern States of India, situated at Borjhar in Guwahati, Assam, named after Gopinath Bordoloi, who was a freedom fighter and also the first Chief Minister of Assam after independence. The airport is managed by Airports Authority of India and also serves as Indian Air Force base.

Airport specifications[edit]

  • Code #: 4
  • Code Letter: D
  • Elevation: 162 ft (49 m)
  • Terminal capacity
    • Domestic: 500
    • International: 125
  • Boarding Gates
    • International: 1
    • Domestic: 6
  • Terminal area: 8,655 m2 (93,160 sq ft)
  • Check-in Counters: 4
  • Immigration counters: 1
  • Security check: 4

Guwahati airport is a major hub for domestic flights to North-East India, known as the Nine Perfect Jewels or Seven Sisters. Helicopter services are operated from Guwahati to Shillong (30 min), Tura (50 min), Naharlagun (Itanagar), Tawang (75 min) by Pawan Hans, a helicopter service. This is the largest and the only international airport in north eastern India. Plans are on to renovate it.

The airport terminal

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air India Bagdogra, Delhi, Imphal, Kolkata
Air India Regional Delhi, Silchar, Lilabari
Druk Air Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Paro
GoAir Ahmedabad, Bagdogra, Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai
IndiGo Bagdogra , Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Imphal, Kolkata, Mumbai
Jet Airways Bagdogra, Delhi, Imphal, Kolkata, Mumbai
Jet Airways
operated by JetKonnect
Bangalore, Delhi, Imphal, Mumbai
SpiceJet Agartala, Bagdogra, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai
Pawan Hans Itanagar, Shillong, Tawang, Tura

GAU is located in Assam
Location of airport in Assam

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