Guwahati International Airport or Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport is the only other airport after Kolkata Airport catering to both domestic and international passenger traffic of North Eastern region of India. It is officially called Borjhar Airport. This airport is named after the first CM of Assam and an important Indian freedom-fighter, Gopinath Bordoloi. Airport Authority of India manages this airport. Guwahati Airport is also an air force base.
Location of Guwahati Airport Guwahati airport is located in the city of Guwahati, Assam. The geographical coordinates of Guwahati Airport are Longitude: 91° 35’ 9” E and Latitude: 26° 6’ 22” N and its airport code is GAU. Runway length of this airport is 9000 ft. and elevation is 162 ft.
How to Reach Guwahati Airport Taxis and local transport buses are best options for reaching the airport. Travelers should try to reach the international terminal at least 3 hours before the scheduled flight timings and domestic terminal at least 2 hours before flight departure to board the flight on time.
Airlines at Guwahati Airport Domestic airlines operating from Guwahati airport are Indian Airlines, Jet Airways, Kingfisher Airlines, IndiGo, Paramount, GoAir, SpiceJet, JetLite, Alliance Airlines, Meghalaya Helicopter and Arunachal Helicopter with regular flights to destinations like Agartala, Aizawl, Dibrugarh, Dimapur, Imphal, Jorhat, Kolkata, Lilabari, Silchar, Bagdogra, Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Bangalore and Hyderabad. Helicopter services connect Guwahati to North Eastern destinations like Shillong (30 min), Tura (50 min), Naharlagun and Tawang (75 min).
At present only Air India operates international flights from Guwahati to Bangkok.
Facilities Available at Guwahati Airport Guwahati Airport has many facilities for the travelers like: • Cyber cafe • TR Bookstall • Handloom Handicraft stalls • Tourist information offices of Government of India & Government of Assam • Snack Bar • Tea Coffee bar • Juice Counter • Packed Tea counter • PCO (STD/ISD) • Insurance counter • Jewelry Shop • Drinking Water • Florist • Trolleys • Telephone security hold area • Wheelchair • Medical • Assistance to physically challenged / Aged / Infirm • Restroom • Lost & Found baggage • First Aid Room • Inter terminus bus service • City bus service • General taxi service • Pre-paid taxi service • Car rental service
Usually, food and beverages available at the airport are highly priced. For a quick reference, 2 Samosas are available for Rs. 100, 1 Veg Pattice for Rs.60, one pack of Thepla for Rs. 100 and a Cappucino for Rs. 70-100.