LGBI Airport Was Handed over to GIAL on Oct 8th, 2021
Guwahati, Oct 8: Guwahati International Airport Limited (GIAL) celebrated its second anniversary, marking a significant milestone in its 50-year concession period of operating, managing, and developing Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati.
The airport was officially handed over to GIAL, a subsidiary of Adani Airports, by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) on October 8, 2021. The commemoration took place within the existing terminal building and included GIAL staff, officers, and various airport stakeholders.
During the celebration, several senior officers from GIAL, as well as Mr. L.M. Thakur, Senior Commandant of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), reflected on the remarkable journey they have undertaken together. Over the past two years, GIAL has met the airport’s expectations and devised a robust Master Plan for the next five decades.
𝗚𝗜𝗔𝗟 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗸𝘀 𝗦𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗱 𝗔𝗻𝗻𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝗠𝗶𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗮𝘁 𝗟𝗚𝗕𝗜 𝗔𝗶𝗿𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁— NEWS8 Northeast (@news8northeast) October 8, 2023
Guwahati International Airport Limited (GIAL) celebrated its second anniversary, marking a significant milestone in its 50-year concession period of operating, pic.twitter.com/wnqULcvvrx
This visionary plan aims to transform the airport into a regional hub, ensuring that citizens can reach any major airport in the country and return home within 24 hours. On the international front, GIAL aspires to position LGBIA as a key regional hub for South East Asia.
Guwahati, strategically located as the gateway to the East, plays a pivotal role in enhancing international air connectivity for the entire eastern region of India, resulting in significant time and cost savings for travelers. Furthermore, GIAL has ambitious plans to establish a perishable cargo market in the region.
Utpal Baruah, Chief Airport Officer, shared his vision for developing a robust tourism industry in collaboration with Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, and Meghalaya. He expressed gratitude for the unwavering support of local citizens and governments, which has bolstered their confidence in bringing about economic transformation in the Northeast region through improved air connectivity. GIAL aims to position the airport as a key economic driver for the entire region.
The second-anniversary celebration at LGBI Airport serves as a testament to GIAL’s commitment to excellence and its dedication to transforming the region’s aviation landscape for the better.