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Establishment of Airport in Nepal | List of Airports

Airports in Nepal | List of Airports

Establishment of Airport

1949:   The date heralded the formal beginning of aviation in Nepal with the landing of a 4 seater lone powered vintage Beach- craft Bonanza aircraft of Indian Ambassador Mr. Sarjit Singh Mahathia at Gauchar.

1950:   The first charter flight By Himalayan Aviation Dakota from Gauchar to Kolkata.

1955:   King Mahendra inaugurated Gauchar Airport and renamed it as Tribhuvan Airport.

1957:   Grassy runway transformed into a concrete one.

1957:   Department of Civil Aviation founded.

1958:    Royal Nepal Airlines started scheduled services domesticaly and externaly.

1959:    RNAC fully owned by HMG/N as a public undertaking.

1959:    Civil Aviation Act 2015 BS. Promulgated.

1960:    Nepal attained ICAO membership.

1964:    Tribhuvan Airport renamed as Tribhuvan International Airport.

1967:    The 3750 feet long runway extended to 6600 feet.

1967:    Landing of a German Airlines Lufthansa Boeing 707.

1968:    Thai International starts its scheduled jet air services.

1972:   Nepalese jet aircraft Boeing 727/100 makes a debut landing at TIA.  ATC services taken over by Nepalese personnel from Indian technicians.

1975:   TIA runway extended to 10000 feet from the previous 6600 feet.

1975:   Civil Aviation Training Centre established.

1976:   FIC (Flight Information Center) established.

1977:   Nepal imprinted in the World Aeronautical Chart.

1989:   Completion of International Terminal Building and first landing of Concorde.

1990:   New International Terminal Building of TIA inaugurated by King Birendra.

1992:   Adoption of Liberal Aviation Policy and emergence of private sector in domestic air transport.

1993:   National Civil Aviation Policy promulgated.

1995:   Domestic Terminal Building at TIA and Apron Expanded.

1998:   CAAN established as an autonomous Authority.  ASR/SSR brought to operation.

1998:   COSCAP-SA Project established.

2002:   Expansion of the International Terminal Building at TIA and the construction of a new air cargo complex.

2003:   Rara airport (Mugu), Kangeldanda airport (Solukhumbu) and Thamkharka airport (Khotang) brought in operation.

2004:   Domestic operation by jet aircraft commenced.

2005:   International flights by two private operators began.

2006:   A new comprehensive Aviation Policy introduced. GMG Airlines of Bangladesh, Korean Air and Air Arabia started air service to Nepal.

2007:  Identification of site location for a new second international airport. Etihad, Dragon Air, Silk Air, Orient Thai and Hong Kong Express commenced their service to Nepal.

2009: Establishement of RCAG station at Nepalgunj-to augument coverage of VHF ommunication in Air Traffic Control.

2010: An agreement of SDR 44388000 was signed between Nepal Government and CAAN for Capacity Enhancement Project of TIA under ADB loan.

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List of Airports

  • Baglung Airport
  • Baitadi Airport
  • Bajhang Airport
  • Bajhura Airport
  • Bhadrapur Airport
  • Bhairawa Airport
  • Bharatpur Airport
  • Bhojpur Airport
  • Biratnagar Airport
  • Chauradi Airport
  • Dang Airport
  • Darchula Airport
  • Dhangarhi Airport
  • Dolpa Airport
  • Gorkha Airport
  • Janakpur Airpoet
  • Jiri Airport
  • Jomsom Airport
  • Jumla Airport
  • Kadmandu Airport
  • Lamidanda Airport
  • Langtang Airport
  • Lukla Airport
  • Mahendranagar Airport
  • Manang Airport
  • Meghauli Airport
  • Mountain Airport
  • Nepalganj Airport
  • Phaplu Airport
  • Pokhara Airport
  • Rajbiraj Airport
  • Ramechhap Airport
  • Rolpa Airport
  • Rukumkot Airport
  • Rumjatar Airport
  • Sanfebazar Airport
  • Silgadi Airport
  • Samara Airport
  • Simikot Airport
  • Syangoche Airport
  • Taplejung Suketar Airport
  • Tikapur Airport
  • Tribhuvan Int’l Airport
  • Tumlingtar Airport

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