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Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport
Guwahati International Airport
Borjhar Airport
IATA: GAU – ICAO: 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: GAU, ICAO: 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.

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 2010. 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, Delhi, Dibrugarh, Dimapur, Imphal, Kolkata, Lilabari, Silchar
GoAir Bagdogra, Chandigarh, Delhi
Indian Airlines Bagdogra, Delhi, Imphal, Kolkata
IndiGo Chennai, Delhi, Imphal, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai
Jet Airways Agartala, Bagdogra, Delhi, Kolkata
JetLite Bangalore, Delhi, Dibrugarh, Imphal, Jorhat, Kolkata, Mumbai
Kingfisher Airlines Bagdogra, Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Imphal, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune
Pawan Hans Itanagar, Naharlagun, Shillong, Tawang, Tura
SpiceJet Agartala, Ahmedabad, Bagdogra, Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai


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General Info
Country India
ICAO ID VEGT
Time UTC+5:30
Latitude 26.106092
26° 06' 21.93" N
Longitude 91.585939
091° 35' 09.38" E
Elevation 162 feet
49 meters
Type Civil
Magnetic Variation 000° W (01/06)
Beacon Yes
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
Alternate Name LOKPRIYA GOPINATH BORDOLIO INTL
Operating Hours 24 HOUR OPERATIONS


Communications
TWR
Opr HO
118.75
GND
Opr HO
121.9
ATIS
Opr HO
126.6
APP
Opr HO
123.3


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
02/20 9000 x 150 feet
2743 x 46 meters
ASPHALT 065FCXT YES


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME GGT GUWAHATI 123X 117.6 At Field -
NDB GT GUWAHATI - 360 At Field -


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel Jet A1, without icing nhibitor.

100/130 MIL Spec, low lead, aviation gasoline (BLUE)


Remarks
FUEL (NC-A1)



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