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Tribhuvan International Airport
त्रिभुवन विमानस्थल
IATA: KTM – ICAO: VNKT
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN)
Serves Kathmandu, Nepal
Elevation AMSL 4,390 ft / 1,338 m
Coordinates 27°41′47″N 085°21′32″E / 27.69639°N 85.35889°E / 27.69639; 85.35889
Website www.tiairport.com.np
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
02/20 3,050 10,007 Asphalt
Sources: CAAN and DAFIF

Tribhuvan International Airport (Nepali: त्रिभुवन विमानस्थल) (IATA: KTM, ICAO: VNKT) is an international airport situated in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Tribhuvan is the sole international airport in Nepal. There are two terminals, one domestic and one international. Radisson Hotel Kathmandu operates an executive lounge for First and Business class passengers for different airlines and Thai Airways International operates a business lounge for its Business class passengers as well as Star Alliance Gold card holders. A recent extension to the international terminal has made the distance to the airplanes shorter. At present, about 22 international airlines connect Nepal to various other destinations in Asia and the Middle East. The airport is about six kilometres from the city center in the Kathmandu valley. For the occasion of Visit Nepal 2011 massive renovations of the airport is taking place including expanding of the departure/arrival halls the airport parking tarmac and airport facilities.

Airlines and destinations


Tribhuvan International Airport is the hub for Nepal Airlines
Tribhuvan International Airport is the hub for Nepal Airlines
Airlines Destinations
Air Arabia Sharjah
Air China Chengdu, Lhasa
Agni Air Bhadrapur, Bhairahawa, Biratnagar, Lukla, Pokhara, Tumlingtar
ArkeFly Amsterdam
Bahrain Air Bahrain
Biman Bangladesh Airlines Dhaka
Buddha Air Bhadrapur, Bhairahawa, Bharatpur, Biratnagar, Dhangadhi, Janakpur, Nepalgunj, Pokhara, Paro, Simara
China Southern Airlines Guangzhou
Dragonair Hong Kong
Druk Air Paro
Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi
Flydubai Dubai
GMG Airlines Dhaka
Gorkha Airlines Bhairahawa, Bharatpur, Janakpur, Lukla, Pokhara, Simara, Tumlingtar
Gulf Air Bahrain
Indian Airlines Delhi, Kolkata, Varanasi
Jet Airways Delhi, Mumbai
JetLite Delhi
Jordan Aviation Amman
Kingfisher Airlines Delhi
Korean Air Seoul-Incheon
Nepal Airlines Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Bhojpur, Chaurjhari, Delhi, Doha, Dubai, Hong Kong, Kageldanda, Khanidanda, Kuala Lumpur, Lamidanda, Lukla, Phaplu, Pokhara, Rukumkot, Rumjatar, Thamkharka, Tumlingtar
Oman Air Muscat
Pakistan International Airlines Islamabad, Karachi
Qatar Airways Doha
SilkAir Singapore
Sita Air Biratnagar, Dang, Dhangadhi, Janakpur, Jomsom, Lukla, Pokhara, Tumlingtar
Spicejet Delhi [begins 7 October]
Thai Airways International Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi
United Airways Dhaka
Yeti Airlines Bhadrapur, Bhairahawa, Biratnagar, Dhangadhi, Janakpur, Nepalgunj, Pokhara, Lukla

Incidents and accidents

  • 31 July 1992 - An Airbus 310-304, operating as Thai Airways International Flight 311 crashes into a mountain while approaching Kathmandu killing all 113 on board.
  • 28 September 1992 - An Airbus A300 operating as PIA Flight 268 crashes killing all 167 on board.
  • 17 January 1995 - Royal Nepal Airlines De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 (9N-ABI), flight RA133 from Kathmandu to Rumjatar, had problems getting airborne at Tribhuvan International Airport, struck the airfield perimeter fence and plunged into fields. Of three crew and 21 passengers, one crew member and one passenger were killed.
  • 5 September 1999 - Necon Air Flight 128 from Pokhara to Kathmandu, an BAe 748-501 Super 2B (9N-AEG), collided with a communication tower of Nepal Telecommunication Corporation and crashed in a wooded area 25km west of Kathmandu, while approaching Tribhuvan International Airport. All 10 passengers and 5 crew were killed.
  • 26 December 1999 - An Indian Airlines plane was hijacked to Kandahar.
  • 24 December 2008 - A Nepal Airlines DHC6 Twin otter 300(9N ABM) went off runway during takeoff
  • 24th August 2010 - Agni Air Flight 101, a Dornier Do 228 aircraft, registration 9N-AHE, crashed into the hills outside Kathmandu in heavy rain. All on board (3 crew, 11 passengers) were killed, with the pilot having reported a generator failure. The plane, crashed near Shikharpur village, 80km (50 miles) south of Kathmandu. There were six foreigners on board, four Americans, one Japanese and one UK citizen. Witnesses said the plane had broken into small pieces. The plane had left Tribhuvan International Airport, bound for Tenzing-Hillary Airport.


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General Info
Country Nepal
ICAO ID VNKT
Time UTC+5:45
Latitude 27.696583
27° 41' 47.70" N
Longitude 85.359100
085° 21' 32.76" E
Elevation 4390 feet
1338 meters
Type Civil
Magnetic Variation 000° E (01/06)
Beacon Yes
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
Near City Kathmandu
Operating Hours SEE REMARKS FOR OPERATING HOURS OR COMMUNICATIONS FOR POSSIBLE HOURS
International Clearance Status Airport of Entry


Communications
KATHMANDU TWR
Opr SR-SS.
118.1
118.5
KATHMANDU RDO
Opr SR-SS.
2923
6607
KATHMANDU GND 121.9
KATHMANDU ATIS
Opr SR-SS.
112.3
127.0
KATHMANDU APP
Opr SR-SS.
120.6
125.1


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
02/20 10007 x 148 feet
3050 x 45 meters
ASPHALT 054FAWT NO


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME KTM KATHMANDU 070X 112.3 1.4 NM 021.9
NDB LNC NALINCHOWK - 252 6.3 NM 296.1


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel Jet A1+, Jet A1 with icing inhibitor.


Remarks
CSTMS/AG/IMG Avbl SR-SS, OT PN rqr.
FUEL Opr SR-SS, OT PN rqr (NC-A1)
MISC Ldg fees.
OPR HOURS Opr 0045-1845Z 15Nov-15Feb; 0015-1845Z 16Feb-14Nov.



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