|Owner||Government of Nepal|
|Operator||Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal|
|Elevation AMSL||600 ft / 183 m|
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, as it is the main tourist gateway to Chitwan National Park, and is growing fast in terms of aircraft and passenger traffic.
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. The airport was built in 1958 and the first passenger flight landed at the airport on 5 March 1965. From 1981 to 1985, the airport was shut down due political instabilities in Southern Nepal. 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.
Airlines and destinations
|Buddha Air||Kathmandu, Pokhara|||
|Yeti Airlines||Kathmandu, Pokhara|||
Incidents and accidents
- 31 July 1993 – An Everest Air flight operated on a Dornier 228-101, on a flight from Kathmandu to Bharatpur, struck a mountain and crashed while approaching Bharatpur. All 3 crew and 16 passengers were killed.
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- "Scheduled Flights". Yeti Airlines. Retrieved 19 July 2019.
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