Biratnagar Airport

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Biratnagar Airport
IATA: BIRICAO: VNVT
BIR is located in Nepal
BIR
BIR
Location of airport in Nepal
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Government
Serves Biratnagar, Nepal
Elevation AMSL 236 ft / 72 m
Coordinates 26°28′53″N 087°15′50″E / 26.48139°N 87.26389°E / 26.48139; 87.26389
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 1,505 4,938 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

Biratnagar Airport (IATA: BIRICAO: VNVT) is an airport serving Biratnagar,[1] a city of the Morang district in the Kosi zone in Nepal.

Facilities[edit]

Nepal government owned and operated, Biratnagar Airport began its service on 6 July 1958,[3] the same year the nation's first Royal Nepal Airlines began its scheduled domestic and international flights.[4] The airport is the hub of the Eastern Region of the nation and supports 6 STOL airports: Taplejung, Bhojpur, Phaplu, Rumjatar, Lamidanda and Tumlingtar.

The airport boasts the highest domestic traffic. Civil Aviation is planning to enable Biratnagar Airport to operate bigger airliners like Boeing 747. Equipped with air traffic control, 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 1,524 by 30 metres (5,000 ft × 98 ft).[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Agni Air Kathmandu [5]
Buddha Air Kathmandu [6]
Gorkha Airlines Tumlingtar [7]
Guna Airlines Kathmandu [8]
Nepal Airlines Bhojpur, Lamidanda, Taplejung, Thamkharka, Tumlingtar [9]
Sita Air Kathmandu [10]
Yeti Airlines Kathmandu [11]

References[edit]

  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 Oct. 2006).
  3. ^ http://caanepal.org.np/beta/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=64&Itemid=74
  4. ^ http://caanepal.org.np/beta/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=60&Itemid=38
  5. ^ "Flying Schedule". Agni Air. Retrieved 8 June 2010. 
  6. ^ "Flight schedule". Buddha Air. Retrieved 6 June 2010. 
  7. ^ "Destinations". Gorkha Airlines. Retrieved 8 June 2010. [dead link]
  8. ^ http://www.gunaairlines.com/destination/index.php
  9. ^ "Schedule Effective from 15 May 2010 to 30 October 2010". Nepal Airlines. Retrieved 7 June 2010. 
  10. ^ "Destinations". Sita Air. Retrieved 6 June 2010. 
  11. ^ "Scheduled flights". Yeti Airlines. Retrieved 6 June 2010. 

See Also[edit]

List of airports in Nepal

External links[edit]