Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport

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Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport
লোকপ্ৰিয় গোপীনাথ বৰদলৈ আন্তঃৰাষ্ট্ৰীয় বিমানবন্দৰ
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LGB International Airport, Guwahati
IATA: GAUICAO: VEGT
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Government of Assam
Operator Airports Authority of India
Serves Guwahati
Location Borjhar, 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; 91.58583Coordinates: 26°06′22″N 091°35′09″E / 26.10611°N 91.58583°E / 26.10611; 91.58583
Website www.aai.aero/guwahati
Map
GAU is located in Assam
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GAU is located in India
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Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
02/20 10,200 3,110 Asphalt
Statistics (2016)
Passenger movements 3,071,010(Increase27.97%)
Aircraft movements 32,443(Increase8.9%)
Cargo tonnage 11,238.38(Increase58.8%)
Source: AAI[1][2][3]
Air Traffic Control Tower at LGB Airport, Guwahati, India.

Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport (IATA: GAUICAO: VEGT), also known as Guwahati 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 an Indian Air Force base. There are plans to expand the airport with two more aerobridges in the pipeline. A new hangar was also constructed to facilitate overnight parking of aircraft.The new terminal will be around 77,500 sq m and ready by 2019.

Airport specifications[edit]

Specifications
  • Code #: 4
  • Code Letter: D
  • Elevation: 162 ft (49 m)
  • Terminal capacity
    • Domestic: 500
    • International: 125
  • Boarding Gates
    • International: 1
    • Domestic: 6
  • Terminal area: 15,864 m2 (170,760 sq ft)
  • Check-in Counters: 6
  • Immigration counters: 2
  • Security check: 14
  • Lounge: Runway Lounge and Multicuisine Restaurant and Bar operated by Hotel Prag Continental; VIP Lounge operated by AAI

Guwahati airport is a hub for domestic flights to North-East India. It also provides international flight services to Bangkok and Paro. Helicopter services are operated from Guwahati to Shillong, Tura, Naharlagun (Itanagar), Tawang by Pawan Hans.

Interior view of Guwahati Airport

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
AirAsia India Bangalore, Delhi, Imphal
Air India Bagdogra, Delhi, Imphal, Kolkata
Air India Regional Kolkata, Lilabari,Silchar
Druk Air Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Paro
GoAir Ahmedabad, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai
IndiGo Agartala, Ahmedabad, Bagdogra, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Dibrugarh, Goa, Hyderabad, Imphal, Kolkata, Lucknow (begins 15 November 2016), Mumbai
Jet Airways Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Bangalore, Delhi, Dibrugarh, Imphal (ends 29 October 2016),[4] Jorhat, Kolkata, Silchar
SpiceJet Agartala, Aizawl (begins 4 October 2016),[5] Delhi, Goa, Kolkata, Mumbai, Silchar (begins 4 October 2016)[5]
Pawan Hans Itanagar, Shillong, Tawang, Tura
Vistara Bagdogra, Bangalore (begins 18 October 2016),[6] Delhi, Kolkata (begins 18 October 2016)[6]

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