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
Owner Government of Nepal
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 Province No. 5 in Nepal. Dharmendra Pandey is serving as chief of the Gautam Buddha Airport. This airport is also being upgraded to an international airport, being Nepal's second international airport.

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] and currently connecting only domestic routes.

Upgrade[edit]

The Airport is currently being upgraded into a regional international airport, being Nepal's second international airport. The construction work is expected to be finished in the beginning of 2018. 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
Buddha Air Kathmandu
Gorkha Airlines Kathmandu
Simrik Airlines Kathmandu
Yeti Airlines Kathmandu

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 October 2006).
  3. ^ [1]

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