Biratnagar Airport

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Biratnagar Airport
Gograha Airport
Biratnagar Airport 2.jpg
Biratnagar Airport full view from the runway.
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Nepal Government
Serves Biratnagar, Nepal
Focus city for
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 Airport (IATA: BIR, ICAO: VNVT) is a domestic airport serving Biratnagar,[1] Nepal's third largest and second most densely populated city[3], and the capital to the Province No. 1.

Facilities

Owned and operated by the Government of Nepal, Biratnagar Airport commenced operations on 6 July 1958.[4] 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] The airport is one of the few airports in Nepal that have an own Aviation fuel depot on site, for which aircraft can refuel here.[5]

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.[6]

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Buddha Air Kathmandu, Tumlingtar[7]
Gorkha Airlines Tumlingtar[8]
Nepal Airlines Bhojpur, Lamidanda, Taplejung, Thamkharka, Tumlingtar[9]
Sita Air Kathmandu[10]
Yeti Airlines Kathmandu[11]

Accidents and incidents

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. ^ "Population of Cities in Nepal (2018)". worldpopulationreview.com. Retrieved 2018-05-23. 
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-24. Retrieved 2010-11-02. 
  5. ^ "Majority of airports in Nepal lack fuel depot facility". Aviation Nepal. Retrieved 13 March 2018. 
  6. ^ "Biratnagar Airport shut down". The Himalayan Times. 15 August 2017. Retrieved 17 August 2017. 
  7. ^ "Domestic Flights Schedules". Buddha Air. Retrieved 1 April 2018. 
  8. ^ "Destinations". Gorkha Airlines. Archived from the original on March 28, 2010. Retrieved 8 June 2010. 
  9. ^ "Schedule Effective from 15 May 2010 to 30 October 2010". Nepal Airlines. Retrieved 7 June 2010. 
  10. ^ "Destinations". Sita Air. Archived from the original on 16 August 2010. Retrieved 6 June 2010. 
  11. ^ "Scheduled flights". Yeti Airlines. Archived from the original on 10 June 2010. Retrieved 6 June 2010. 
  12. ^ "Nepal Magazine". Retrieved 18 November 2006.

See also

External links

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