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Assam Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Ashok Singhal announced on Saturday that the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport (LGBI) in Guwahati has been ranked as the tenth busiest airport in India for domestic passengers during the 2022 financial year. According to Singhal, the LGBI airport had served 3.15 million passengers in that period.

The Indira Gandhi International Airport (Delhi) ranked first as the busiest airport with 32.82 million domestic passengers, followed by Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport (Mumbai) with 18.56 million, Kempegowda International Airport (Bengaluru) with 15.19 million, Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (Hyderabad) with 11 million, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport (Kolkata) with 10.69 million, Chennai International Airport with 7.86 million, Goa International Airport with 5.13 million, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport (Ahmedabad) with 5.05 million, Sheikh ul-Alam International Airport (Srinagar) with 3.15 million, and finally, LGBI Airport in Guwahati with 3.15 million passengers.

Singhal took to Twitter to praise the efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, and Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, saying that their visionary ‘Act East’ policy had significantly boosted air connectivity across the northeastern region of India.

Earlier in February 2023, LGBI Airport had recorded a footfall of almost 400,000 passengers, which was a significant increase from the same month the previous year. Nearly 190,000 of these passengers were departures, while the remainder were arrivals. The airport’s top three international destinations were Mumbai, Delhi, and Bengaluru, while its only two international destinations were Singapore and Paro.

According to an official statement, the LGBI airport had witnessed nearly 1,800 flights in February 2023, a 24% increase compared to the figure for February 2022.

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