Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport

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Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport
Borjhar-Airport 9763-.jpg
LGB International Airport, Guwahati
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Government of Assam
Operator Airports Authority of India
Serves Guwahati
Location Borjhar
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL 49 m / 162 ft
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/en/airports/guwahati
Map
GAU is located in Assam
GAU
GAU
GAU is located in India
GAU
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Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
02/20 3,110 10,200 Asphalt
Statistics (April 2017 - March 2018)
Passengers 4,668,053 (Increase23.2%)
Aircraft movements 41,172 (Increase8.7%)
Cargo tonnage 22,345 (Increase29.3%)
Source: AAI[1][2][3]

Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport (IATA: GAU, ICAO: VEGT), also known as Guwahati International Airport and formerly as 'Borjhar Airport', is the primary international airport of the North-Eastern States of India. It is located at Borjhar, 26 km (16 mi) from Dispur, the capital city of the state of Assam and 28 km (18 mi) from Guwahati and is named after Late Gopinath Bordoloi, a freedom fighter and the first Chief Minister of Assam after India's independence. The airport is managed by Airports Authority of India and also serves as an Indian Air Force base. There are plans to expand it with two more aerobridges in the pipeline. A new hangar was constructed to facilitate overnight parking of aircraft. The new terminal will be around 77,500 sq m and ready by 2020. The airport covers an area of 656 acres.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

Airlines Destinations
AirAsia India Bangalore, Delhi, Imphal, Kolkata [4]
Air India Bangalore, Delhi, Imphal, Kolkata
Alliance Air Kolkata, Lilabari, Pasighat, Tezpur
Druk Air Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Paro
GoAir Bagdogra, Delhi, Kolkata
IndiGo Agartala, Bagdogra, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Imphal, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai
Jet Airways Aizawl, Bagdogra, Bangalore, Delhi, Imphal, Jorhat, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune, Silchar
SpiceJet Agartala, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Dibrugarh, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Silchar
Vistara Delhi

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Traffic News for the month of March 2018: Annexure-III" (PDF). Airports Authority of India. 1 May 2018. p. 3. Retrieved 1 May 2018. 
  2. ^ "Traffic News for the month of March 2018: Annexure-II" (PDF). Airports Authority of India. 1 May 2018. p. 3. Retrieved 1 May 2018. 
  3. ^ "Traffic News for the month of March 2018: Annexure-IV" (PDF). Airports Authority of India. 1 May 2018. p. 3. Retrieved 1 May 2018. 
  4. ^ PTI @moneycontrolcom. "AirAsia India adds 18th plane, to expand services from Kolkata". Moneycontrol.com. Retrieved 2018-04-08. 

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