KATHMANDU – Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) would be brought into operation round the clock from May 29.
Nepal Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has made preparation to bring the international airports into operation round the clock to manage the increasing flow of passengers.
Similarly, Bhairahawa-based Gautam Buddha International Airport and under construction Pokhara Regional International Airport would come into operation round the clock. CAAN Director General, Pradeep Adhikari, said that the TIA would provide 24hour service from May 29, the Republic Day.
Talking to RSS, Adhikari shared, “The CAAN released a plan after the frequent directions of Tourism Minister Prem Bahadur Ale.
Flow of passengers at international airport and domestic airports has increased after COVID pandemic.
He said, “There is a need of improvement of infrastructures in all international and domestic airports as well as standardization of service. It is also necessary to give a message that the Nepalese sky is safe. So we have been involving for effective management of airports.” Earlier in 2075 BS, the then Tourism Minister late Rabindra Adhikari had brought the TIA into operation for 21 hours from 18 hours.
Gautam Buddha International Airport has been taking as the alternative airport to TIA. According to CAAN, TIA, Gautam Buddha International Airport and under construction Pokhara Regional International Airport would now be brought into operation round the clock.
Adhikari mentioned that though the runway of Gautam Buddha International Airport would come into operation from April 21, the airport would host international flight from May 16, the Day of Buddha Purnima.
Likewise, domestic airports would also come into operation till midnight. The CAAN has decided to bring Bhadrapur, Janakpur, Simara, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj and Dhangadhi airports into operation till midnight.