Tribhuvan International Airport to operate round the clock from May 29

CAAN said preparation is underway to operate the international airport round the clock in a bid to manage the increasing flow of passengers.

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Kathmandu: The 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 airport into operation round the clock in a bid to manage the increasing flow of passengers.

CAAN Director General, Pradeep Adhikari, said that the TIA would provide 24hour service from May 29, Republic Day.

Talking to RSS, Adhikari shared, “The CAAN released a plan after the frequent directions of Tourism Minister Prem Bahadur Ale.

He said, “There is a need for 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 involved in 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 taken as an alternative airport to TIA. According to CAAN, TIA, Gautam Buddha International Airport and under-construction Pokhara Regional International Airport would also be brought into operation round the clock.

Adhikari mentioned that though the runway of Gautam Buddha International Airport would be operational from April 21, the airport would host international flights 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.