Taplejung Airport

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Taplejung Airport
Suketar airstrip.jpg
Suketar airstrip
Airport typePublic
OwnerGovernment of Nepal
ServesTaplejung district, Nepal
Coordinates27°21′3″N 87°41′42″E / 27.35083°N 87.69500°E / 27.35083; 87.69500Coordinates: 27°21′3″N 87°41′42″E / 27.35083°N 87.69500°E / 27.35083; 87.69500
Taplejung Airport is located in Nepal
Taplejung Airport
Taplejung Airport
Location of airport in Nepal
Direction Length Surface
ft m
7,990 2,435
Source: [1]

Taplejung Airport (IATA: TPJ, ICAO: VNTJ), also known asSuketar Airport is an airport serving Taplejung,[1] in the Taplejung district of the Mechi zone in Eastern Nepal.[2] It is the gateway for tourists heading to the Kangchenjunga mountainous area and Pathibhara Devi Temple. After its runway was blacktopped, Taplejung Airport restarted scheduled service in 2016.[3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Nepal Airlines Kathmandu[4]
Summit Air Kathmandu[5]
Tara Air Charter: Kathmandu[6]



  1. ^ a b Airport information for Taplejung, Nepal (VNTJ / TPJ) at Great Circle Mapper.
  2. ^ "Landowners pacified with compensation for Suketar airport". The Himalayan Times. 11 April 2010.
  3. ^ "Suketar Airport, Taplejung, closed since 45 days". Repúblice. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  4. ^ "NAC to commence Regular Flights to Meghauli and Taplejung from Nov 29". Aviation Nepal. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  5. ^ "Flight Schedule". Summit Air. Archived from the original on 8 July 2017. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Flight Schedule". Tara Air. Retrieved 15 October 2017.

See also[edit]

List of airports in Nepal

External links[edit]