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 from Guwahati, Assam and is named after Gopinath Bordoloi, a freedom fighter and the first chief minister of Assam after independence of India. 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.