Gautam Buddha Airport

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Gautam Buddha Airport
Bhairahawa Airport


BWA is located in Nepal
Location of airport in Nepal
Airport type Public
Operator Government
Serves Bhairawa, Nepal
Elevation AMSL 358 ft / 109 m
Coordinates 27°30′20″N 083°24′58″E / 27.50556°N 83.41611°E / 27.50556; 83.41611
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 1,510 4,954 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

Gautam Buddha Airport (IATA: BWAICAO: VNBW),[2] also known as Bhairahawa Airport,[1] is an airport serving Bhairahawa[1] (or Bhairawa[2]), a municipality of the Rupandehi district in the Lumbini zone in Nepal. Dharmendra Pandey is serving as chief of the Gautam Buddha Airport.


The airport resides at an elevation of 358 feet (109 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 10/28 with an asphalt surface measuring 1,510 by 34 metres (4,954 ft × 112 ft).[1]


The Airport will be upgraded into an international airport by 2017. It is planned to have a 3,000-m runway and have six international parking bays. The project will be financed by a loan and grant aid of $42.96 million and $12.75 million, respectively, from the Asian Development Bank [3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Agni Air Kathmandu [4]
Buddha Air Kathmandu [5]
Gorkha Airlines Kathmandu [6]
Guna Airlines Kathmandu[7]
Nepal Airlines Kathmandu[8]
Simrik Airlines Kathmandu[9]
Yeti Airlines Kathmandu [10]

See also[edit]

List of airports in Nepal


  1. ^ a b c d Airport information for VNBW from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  2. ^ a b c Airport information for Bhairawa, Nepal - Gautam Buddha Airport (VNBW / BWA) at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
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  4. ^ "Flying Schedule". Agni Air. Retrieved 8 June 2010. 
  5. ^ "Flight schedule". Buddha Air. Retrieved 6 June 2010. 
  6. ^ "Destinations". Gorkha Airlines. Retrieved 8 June 2010. [dead link]
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  10. ^ "Scheduled flights". Yeti Airlines. Retrieved 6 June 2010. 

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