Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport


Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport

Infobox Airport
name = Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport
nativename = Guwahati International Airport
nativename-r = Borjhar Airport



IATA = GAU
ICAO = VEGT
type = Public
owner =
operator = Airports Authority of India
city-served =
location = Guwahati, India
elevation-f = 162
elevation-m = 49
coordinates = coord|26|06|22|N|091|35|09|E|type:airport|display=inline
website = [http://aai.aero/guwahati/index.jsp aai.aero/guwahati]
r1-number = 02/20
r1-length-f = 9,000
r1-length-m = 2,743
r1-surface = Asphalt
footnotes =

Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport airport codes|GAU|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 frighter and also the first CM of Assam after independence.

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 termainal. 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) (75 min) by Pawan Hans, a helicopter service.

Airlines and destinations

Domestic

*Air India
**Air India Regional (Agartala, Aizwal, Bagdogra, Delhi, Dimapur, Imphal, Kolkata)
**Indian Airlines (Delhi, Imphal, Kolkata)
*IndiGo Airlines (Delhi, Imphal, Kolkata, Mumbai, Jaipur)
*Jet Airways (Agartala, Bagdodra, Delhi, Kolkata, Jorhat, Mumbai)
**Jet Lite (Delhi, Dibrugarh, Kolkata, Mumbai, Bangalore)
*Kingfisher Airlines (Agartala, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Imphal, Kolkata, Mumbai)
**Deccan (Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Delhi, Dibrugarh, Kolkata)
*Pawan Hans (Shillong, Tura, Naharlagun (Itanagar))
*SpiceJet (Bagdogra, Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata)

References

External links

* [http://www.flightnstyle.co.cc] FlightNstyle - For free flight status and booking.
* [http://aai.aero/guwahati/index.jsp Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport] at Airports Authority of India web site
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