Guwahati Airport: Gateway to North-east India
Guwahati airport, which is also referred to as Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport (LGBI) is located at Borjhar, around 29 km from the city of Guwahati, Assam. It was earlier known as Borjhar Airport. Named after Gopinath Bordoloi, who was a freedom fighter & the first Chief Minister of Assam after independence, it is the main international airport of North-eastern states of India.
The airport covers an area of 655 acres. Managed and operated by the Airports Authority of India, Guwahati airport is the major hub for flights to North-eastern states of India, with a capacity of handling more than 25 lakh passengers per year. The airport also currently serves as a base for the Indian Air Force. The Guwahati airport provides multiple flights to major cities of India. Domestic flights from Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Bangalore and several other cities of the country connect to Guwahati airport.
AIRLINES SERVICES (INTERNATIONAL & DOMESTIC)
Guwahati airport is the major gateway to the north-eastern region of India. It provides an easy access to most of the tourist destinations located in north-east India. The city of Guwahati is the commercial nerve centre of North-east India and is well-connected to all major and popular cities in India through airways. Domestic flights to Guwahati are available from almost all major cities in India which includes New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangaluru, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Goa, Bagdogra, Dibrugarh, Jorhat and all capital of North east except Sikkim. Guwahati is also having international flight to Bangkok and paro.
The terminal building at the airport has the capacity of handling 1500 passengers at peak hour. Guwahati Airport has two aerobridges, 24 check-in counters, 2 VIP and one CIP lounge in the terminal building.
Round the clock Passenger assistance counter (May I help you), Child Care Room, Baggage Trolleys, Wheel Chair, Medical Aid, Lost and Found Baggage, ambulance, ambulift service, assistance to physically challenged/aged/infirm are available at the airport. Apart from business lounge, public telephone, handicraft emporium, TR stall,