Jun 16, 2024

No landings from northern side of TIA from April 1st

No landings from northern side of TIA  from April 1st

KATHMANDU, April 02:The landing of aircraft from the point (two-zero) on the north side of the runway at Tribhuvan International Airport has been prohibited for three months beginning Monday April 1st. The flights will continue as usual.

Landing will now only be possible from the southern end of the runway (runway 02). As a result, there will be some pressure  on the southern runway over the coming days.

Pratap Babu Tiwari, General Manager of Kathmandu Airport, stated that landings from the Two-Zero Runway towards Bauddha will be prohibited beginning Monday, April 1st, as construction and expansion of the taxi-way to the north continues as part of the airport's infrastructure improvement. Mountain flights and domestic flights will be impacted by this. According to Tiwari, the prohibition would last approximately three months.

According to him, once the north side work is completed, the same work will be done on the south side. It will be built to expand the airport's capacity.

The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has been working on numerous projects, including drafting a master plan for infrastructure improvements at Tribhuvan International Airport from 2010 to 2028 with the assistance of Asian Development Bank (ADB). Since 2009, ADB has supported the first phase of Tribhuvan International Airport's capacity expansion through the Air Transport Capacity Enhancement Project (ATCEP), in accordance with the master plan.

To reduce the use of the runway as a taxiway in the ATCEP project area, extend the northern part of the parallel taxiway, extend the apron area for passengers boarding/disembarkation and baggage handling, and extending at Tribhuvan International Airport and 300 meters in the southern part of the runway. There are plans to enlarge the runway.