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Guwahati Airport (GAU)

GAU - Airport Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport
  • IATA GAU
  • Coordinates 26.1064727, 91.5860468
  • Time Zone UTC+5.30

Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport

Situated in Borjhar, Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport is one of the most prominent airports of north east India. Being the primary international airport of its region, it happens to be among the most crowded ones in north east handling passenger traffic of more than 10 lakh every year. It was initially referred to as Borjhar Airport getting its name from its location. Later on, it was renamed in the honour of Gopinath Bordoloi, the first CM of Assam after independence as well as a freedom fighter. The airport is often called as Guwahati International Airport and is managed by AAI or the Airports Authority of India. It would be interesting to know that the airport serves as the base for Indian Air Force.

Terminals

Terminal 1: This is the domestic terminal wherein airlines including IndiGo, SpiceJet, Air India and the likes operate. These flights arrive and depart to major cities of India.

Terminal 2: It comprises of the operation of international flights connecting some of the significant countries across the globe. Airlines that operate via this terminal include Jet Airways and Druk Air.

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About Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport

Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport is well-connected to the city through different modes of transportation.

Bus: The Guwahati airport is situated at a distance of about 141 km from the bus stand. A number of buses commute to and from the airport to the bus stand as well as all the major locations of the city. Private as well as government buses ply at economical rates and at a regular interval of time so that passengers do not have to face any kind of inconvenience.

Rail: The distance from Borjhar or Guwahati Airport to the central railway station is 22 about kms. The rail connects the city of Guwahati to all the major and minor towns and cities of the nation. Public transportation like bus and auto ply from the airport till the railway station. One can also go in for taxis that charge a little more than the regular public transport.

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