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Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport
Guwahati International Airport
Borjhar Airport
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IATA: GAUICAO: VEGT
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Airports Authority of India
Location Guwahati, 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 aai.aero/guwahati
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
02/20 10,200 3,110 Asphalt

Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport (IATA: GAUICAO: VEGT), also known as Guwahati International Airport and formerly as Borjhar Airport, is the airport of Guwahati, Assam, India. The airport is managed by Airports Authority of India and also serves as Indian Air Force base. It is named after Gopinath Bordoloi who was a freedom fighter and also the first CM of Assam after independence.

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Facilities

The airport is undergoing renovations to enable it to handle increased air traffic. The upgrade is due to be completed by the end of 2009. The overhaul will include cosmetic and operational changes. This will include an A380 ready runway and Jetways in the terminal. The Airport Authority of India has plan to make this airport a major international airport of India connecting mainly the south east Asia with India

Passenger facilities currently available at Guwahati Airport include:

  • Free baggage trolleys
  • Wheelchairs
  • Medical aid
  • Lost and found baggage
  • Assistance to physically challenged / aged / infirm

The facilities at the airport include a restaurant, snack bar, gift and bookshops, telecommunications counter and tourist information offices of the Government of India and Government of Assam.

Guwahati airport is a major hub for flights to North-East India, known as the Nine Perfect Jewells 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.

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Air India Regional Agartala, Aizawl, Dibrugarh, Dimapur, Imphal, Jorhat, Kolkata, Lilabari, Silchar
GoAir Bagdogra, Delhi, Mumbai
Indian Airlines Bagdogra, Delhi, Imphal, Kolkata
IndiGo Delhi, Imphal, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai
Jet Airways Agartala, Bagdogra, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai
JetLite Bangalore, Delhi, Dibrugarh, Imphal, Jorhat, Kolkata, Mumbai
Kingfisher Airlines Agartala, Ahmedabad, Bagdogra, Delhi, Dibrugarh, Dimapur, Hyderabad, Imphal, Jorhat, Kolkata, Lilabari, Mumbai, Silchar
Paramount Airways Agartala, Chennai, Kolkata
Pawan Hans Itanagar, Naharlagun, Shillong, Tawang, Tura
SpiceJet Ahmedabad, Bagdogra, Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai

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