Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport

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Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport
লোকপ্ৰিয় গোপীনাথ বৰদলৈ আন্তঃৰাষ্ট্ৰীয় বিমানবন্দৰ
IATA: GAUICAO: VEGT
GAU is located in India airports
GAU
GAU
Location of airport in Assam
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
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Website www.aai.aero/guwahati
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
02/20 10,200 3,110 Asphalt
Statistics (2014-15)
Passenger movements 7,673,678(Increase65.08%)
Aircraft movements 45,671(Decrease51.8%)
Cargo tonnage 34,760(Increase32.5%)
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. 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.

Airport specifications

Specifications
  • Code #: 4
  • Code Letter: D
  • Elevation: 162 ft (49 m)
  • Terminal capacity
    • Domestic: 1200
    • International: 500
  • Boarding Gates
    • International: 4
    • Domestic: 10
  • Terminal area: 77,500 m2 (834,000 sq ft)
  • Check-in Counters: 24
  • Immigration counters: 14
  • Security check: 16
  • Lounge: Runway Lounge and Multicuisine Restaurant 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.

The airport terminal
Interior view of Guwahati Airport

Airlines and destinations

Passenger
Airlines Destinations
AirAsia India Delhi, Imphal[4]
Air India Bagdogra, Delhi, Imphal, Kolkata
Air India Regional Delhi, Kolkata, Lilabari, Silchar
Druk Air Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Paro
GoAir Ahmedabad, Bagdogra, Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai
IndiGo Agartala, Ahmedabad, Bagdogra, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Dibrugarh, Goa, Imphal, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai
Jet Airways Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Bagdogra, Bangalore, Delhi, Dibrugarh, Imphal, Jorhat, Kolkata, Mumbai, Silchar
SpiceJet Agartala, Bangalore, Delhi, Goa (resumes 27 March 2016),[5] Kolkata, Mumbai
Pawan Hans Itanagar, Shillong, Tawang, Tura
Vistara Bagdogra (resumes 15 February 2016), Delhi

See also

References

  1. http://www.aai.aero/traffic_news/mar2k15annex3.pdf
  2. http://www.aai.aero/traffic_news/mar2k15annex2.pdf
  3. http://www.aai.aero/traffic_news/mar2k15annex4.pdf
  4. "AirAsia Delhi-Guwahati flight takes off". AirAsia India. 12 October 2015. Retrieved 12 October 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "SpiceJet flight schedule". Retrieved 4 August 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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