Gautam Buddha Airport

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Gautam Buddha Airport
Bhairahawa Airport
IATA: BWAICAO: VNBW
BWA is located in Nepal
BWA
BWA
Location of airport in Nepal
Summary
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
Runways
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. Rabin Sharma served as the chief of the airport until 2008.

Facilities[edit]

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]

Upgrade[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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).
  3. ^ [1]
  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]
  7. ^ http://www.gunaairlines.com/destination/index.php
  8. ^ http://www.nepalairlines.com.np/
  9. ^ http://www.simrikairlines.com/simrik-destination/bhairahawa/
  10. ^ "Scheduled flights". Yeti Airlines. Retrieved 6 June 2010. 

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