Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport (IATA: GAU, ICAO: 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 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.
Guwahati airport is a major hub for flights to North-East India, known as the Nine Perfect Jewels 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. This is the only international airport in north eastern India. Planning is going on to renovate the airport.
Airlines And Destinations:
- Air India: Delhi, Imphal, Kolkata, Bagdogra
- Air India Regional: Agartala, Aizawl, Delhi, Dibrugarh, Dimapur, Imphal, Jorhat, Kolkata, Lilabari, Silchar, Tezpur
- Druk Air: Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Paro
- GoAir: Ahmedabad, Delhi, Bangalore, Bagdogra, Kolkata
- IndiGo: Chennai, Delhi, Imphal, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Bangalore, Agartala, Hyderabad
- Jet Airways: Aizawl, Delhi, Imphal, Kolkata, Mumbai, Silchar, Vadodara, Bagdogra
- JetKonnect: Agartala, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Delhi, Dibrugarh, Goa, Imphal, Jorhat, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune
- Pawan Hans: Itanagar, Naharlagun, Shillong, Tawang, Tura
- SpiceJet: Agartala, Bagdogra, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Port blair
- NorthEast Shuttles: Cooch Behar
- Pawan Hans: Shillong