(Last Updated on : 01/05/2014)
The Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport is also known as Borjhar Airport. The airport is situated in Guwahati, Assam. The Airports Authority of India controls the operations of the airport. Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport also serves as the Indian Air Force base. The airport was named after Gopinath Bordoloi, the first Chief Minister of Assam and also a leading Indian freedom-fighter.The airport is furnished with up-to-date amenities, facilitating the passengers. Such types of facilities are available in other big airports also.
Guwahati Airport is regarded as the hub of great importance to the north eastern states, also called the Seven sisters. The Seven Sisters comprised the regions like- Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Tripura. The Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport also possesses helicopter services. This service is only available from Guwahati to Shillong (30 min), Tura (50 min) and Naharlagun (Itanagar) (75 min) by Pawan Hans. Alliance Air (Agartala, Aizwal, Bagdogra, Delhi, Dimapur, Imphal); Air Deccan (Bagdogra, Bangalore, Delhi, Dibrugarh, Kolkata); Indian (Imphal,Delhi, Kolkata); IndiGo Airlines (Imphal, Delhi, Kolkata); Jet Airways (Agartala, Bagdodra, Delhi, Kolkata, Jorhat, Mumbai and Bangalore (both via Kolkata)); Jetlite (Dibrugarh, Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore (via Delhi)); Kingfisher Airlines (Agartala, Kolkata, Imphal, Hyderabad,Bangalore, Mumbai); Pawan Hans - Helicopter services (Shillong, Tura, Naharlagun (Itanagar)); SpiceJet (Kolkata, Delhi) are the airlines touching by the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport domestically. Only Indian Airlines caters to flights of international purpose. It has aircrafts flying to and from Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi and Singapore.