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Apr 2, 2024

No landings in TIA from northern side

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Tribhuvan international Airport. NTTN Photo
Tribhuvan international Airport. NTTN Photo

Effective April 1, due to the construction of a 175-metre entry or exit taxiway of the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) authority has banned all flights approaching from the northern end of Kathmandu’s TIA for at least three months.

Now all flights will have to approach or land from Runway 02 or southern side.

After the completion of the extension of the parallel taxiways project it will extend the capacity of the international airport to cater to the projected traffic by about 40 percent.

Under the project, two existing hangar aprons of Nepal Airlines and the Nepal Army will be relocated to the eastern side.

According to the sources, TIA handles 352 flights a day. Currently, nine domestic airlines and 12 helicopter services and many international airlines including Nepal Airlines and Himalayan Airlines are using the TIA.