Kathmandu Airport is refurbished amid COVID-19 pandemic.

Despite the background of nationwide lockdown to combat Covid-19 pandemic, Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu has undergone a strategic facelift.

Major Transformations in the Kathmandu Airport :

The length of the runway has been extended to 3.35 km. The 300-meter extension of the runway with an air safety area on both ends of the runway is expected to enhance the operation of international flights for larger aircraft and meet with the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) standards. The parking capacity of the airport is also being extended from nine larger aircraft to fifteen. Apart from other changes, interior decoration is also completed.

A plan to transform the airport into a ‘Boutique Airport’ as envisioned by the Government of Nepal is in progress. Director-General of TIA Mr. Devendra KC has expressed satisfaction on the works being undertaken round the clock every single day without a halt. This was possible because of the suspension of all non-essential domestic and international flights. Capacity for waiting hall is expanded to cater to 1200 international passengers at a time. Some electrical works like run-way light and approach lights are to be installed after the lockdown. Improvement in the facilities in the domestic airport is also in progress.

Thirty-three airlines including three Nepalese airlines connect Nepal to the world with their international flights.

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