Bharatpur Airport

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Bharatpur Airport

भरतपुर विमानस्थल
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Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerGovernment of Nepal
OperatorCivil Aviation Authority of Nepal
ServesBharatpur, Nepal
Elevation AMSL600 ft / 183 m
Coordinates27°40′41″N 84°25′46″E / 27.67806°N 84.42944°E / 27.67806; 84.42944Coordinates: 27°40′41″N 84°25′46″E / 27.67806°N 84.42944°E / 27.67806; 84.42944
Map
Bhadrapur Airport is located in Nepal
Bhadrapur Airport
Bhadrapur Airport
Location of airport in Nepal
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
15/33 1,158 3,799 Asphalt
Sources:[1][2]

Bharatpur Airport (Nepali: भरतपुर विमानस्थल) (IATA: BHR, ICAO: VNBP) s a domestic airport located in Bharatpur serving Chitwan District, a district in Bagmati Pradesh in Nepal. The airport is one of two airports in the vicinity of Bharatpur Metropolitan City, the other one being Meghauli Airport. It is the country's 4th busiest airport,[citation needed] as it is the main tourist gateway to Chitwan National Park, and is growing fast in terms of aircraft and passenger traffic.[citation needed]

History[edit]

This airport was built as part of the resettlement and malaria control program in the Chitwan Valley, with the assistance of the Government of the United States of America.[citation needed] The airport was built in 1958 and the first passenger flight landed at the airport on 5 March 1965.[3] From 1981 to 1985, the airport was shut down due political instabilities in Southern Nepal.[4] In 2005, a new terminal was built and the 1158-metre runway was paved to enable medium-sized aircraft. New proposal for expansion has been passed in 2019 for providing additional services and expanding land coverage.[5]

Facilities[edit]

The airport resides at an elevation of 600 feet (183 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway, which measures 1,158 by 30 metres (3,799 ft × 98 ft).[2]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinationsRefs.
Buddha AirKathmandu, Pokhara[6]
Yeti AirlinesKathmandu, Pokhara[7]

Incidents and accidents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bharatpur Airport". Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007.
  2. ^ a b Airport information for Bharatpur, Nepal (VNBP / BHR) at Great Circle Mapper.
  3. ^ "Bharatpur Airport" (PDF). Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Barriers on the way of improvement of Bharatpur Airport". Aviation Nepal. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Government to expedite expansion and upgradation of Bharatpur Airport". Retrieved 19 August 2020.
  6. ^ "Domestic Schedule". Buddha Air. Archived from the original on 5 January 2019. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Scheduled Flights". Yeti Airlines. Retrieved 19 July 2019.
  8. ^ Aviation Safety Network Retrieved 19 November 2006

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