Biratnagar Airport

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Biratnagar Airport
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Biratnagar Airport (2).JPG
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Nepal Government
Serves Biratnagar, Nepal
Elevation AMSL 236 ft / 72 m
Coordinates 26°28′53″N 87°15′50″E / 26.48139°N 87.26389°E / 26.48139; 87.26389Coordinates: 26°28′53″N 87°15′50″E / 26.48139°N 87.26389°E / 26.48139; 87.26389
Map
BIR is located in Nepal
BIR
BIR
Location of airport in Nepal
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 1,505 4,938 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

Biratnagar International Airport (IATA: BIRICAO: VNVT) is an airport serving Biratnagar,[1] a city of the Morang District in Province No. 1 in Nepal.

Facilities

Owned and operated by the Government of Nepal, Biratnagar Airport commenced operations on 6 July 1958.[3] The airport is located at an elevation of 236 feet (72 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 09/27 with an asphalt surface measuring 1,505 by 30 metres (4,938 ft × 98 ft).[1]

Airport tower seen through the window of an airplane.

The airport is capable of handling aircraft from the Nepalese Army Air Service. The Nepalese government has approved making it the largest international airport in Nepal.

On 15 August 2017, the runway of Biratnagar Airport was flooded, along with other parts of India and Nepal, and the airport was forced to close.[4]

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Buddha Air Kathmandu[5]
Gorkha Airlines Tumlingtar[6]
Nepal Airlines Bhojpur, Lamidanda, Taplejung, Thamkharka, Tumlingtar[7]
Sita Air Kathmandu[8]
Yeti Airlines Kathmandu[9]

References

  1. ^ a b c Airport information for VNVT from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  2. ^ Airport information for Biratnagar, Nepal (VNVT / BIR) at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-24. Retrieved 2010-11-02. 
  4. ^ "Biratnagar Airport shut down". The Himalayan Times. 15 August 2017. Retrieved 17 August 2017. 
  5. ^ "Flight schedule". Buddha Air. Archived from the original on 18 September 2010. Retrieved 6 June 2010. 
  6. ^ "Destinations". Gorkha Airlines. Archived from the original on March 28, 2010. Retrieved 8 June 2010. 
  7. ^ "Schedule Effective from 15 May 2010 to 30 October 2010". Nepal Airlines. Retrieved 7 June 2010. 
  8. ^ "Destinations". Sita Air. Archived from the original on 16 August 2010. Retrieved 6 June 2010. 
  9. ^ "Scheduled flights". Yeti Airlines. Archived from the original on 10 June 2010. Retrieved 6 June 2010. 

See also

External links

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