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Airport Overview  

Aerial view of Surkhet Airport with surrounding habitation of Birendranagar 


Surkhet Airport is situated at Birendranagar Municipality of Surkhet District, Karnali Province. It is one of the hub airports of mid-Western Nepal and serves most of the remote sectors of the western part of the country – Jumla, HumlaKalikot, Mugu, and DolpaBajhang, Bajura and Rukum (although infrequent)Surkhet Airport serves mainly as transport for cargo rather than passengers to the Karnali and Sudurpaschim Provinces. This airport is strategically important for the transportation of food grains, clothes, medicines, iodine-mixed salt, construction materials, office goods, school materials like books and stationeries as well as other commercial goods. There are scheduled passenger flights from Kathmandu to Surkhet daily.  

Expansion of the runway is limited due to the hilly landscapeThe approach is only from one side South to North 20 degreesAircrafts bigger than the ATR 42 have not yet attempted landing at Surkhet airport.  Aircraft models such as B190, D228, DHC6, L410, Y12, C208 are the appropriate types of aircraft for this airport.23 personnel of the Nepal Armed Police division have been appointed for airport securityThe Airport has no dedicated landing zones for helicopters. The control tower is well capacitated to oversee 5 mile radius centred at the Airport Reference Point (ARP). 


Airport Location and Contact 

Country 

Nepal 

Province or District 

Karnali Province/ Surkhet  

Nearest Town or City  
with Distance from Airport 

2.5 KM east from Birendranagar City  

Airport’s Complete Name 

Surkhet Civil Aviation Office 

Latitude 

28°35’09.6” N 

Longitude 

81°38’06.0” E 

Elevation (ft and m) 

2278 ft (694.4m) 

IATA Code 

SKH 

ICAO Code 

VNSK 

Managing Company or Airport Authority 

Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, Surkhet Civil Aviation Office, Surkhet Civil Aviation Office, Surkhet 

Tel 977 083 520202 

AFS VNSKZTZX 

surkhet_cao@caanepal.org.np 

Management Contact Person 

Dinesh Shrestha (Senior Officer) 

Shresthadinesh36@gmail.com, 9841694374 

NGO and/or UN Presence at Airport? 

No

Runway 

Runway #1 

Runway Dimensions 

1255 m x 30 m 

Runway Orientation 

02 15°33’26” 

20 - 195°33’26” 

Runway Surface 

Asphalt Concrete 

Runway Condition 

Good, Overlay work is planned  

 

 

 

Airport Infrastructure Details 

Infrastructure  

Passenger / Cargo Security Screening  

Walk-through X-Ray, Handheld Metal Detector, CCTV Surveillance  

Runway Lighting 

PAPI  

Refueling Capacity 

During the period of flight operation / 60KL 

Ground Handling Services 

Yes with Local airlines Operator 

Air Traffic Control  

Yes  

Fire Fighting Equipment  

Ultra High Pressurize System (UHPS) Fire Vehicle and orPortable type fire extinguisher available  

Weather Information 

Associated MET Office, After-hours Met Office Service

Aircraft Parking Space 

Concrete apron in 13,389.12 m2 has space for 4 small aircraft but no hangar space  

Navigation Aids  

VOR  

Perimeter Fencing  

Yes  

Windsock  

Yes  

 

 

Fuel Services Charges 

The airport takes support from Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) for the provision of Jet fuel for the aircraft. NOC maintains the reserve of 60 kilo litres at its office premise. NOC strictly adheres to the quality it has set for the Air Fuel and the price per litre is as set by the NOC. 

 

Price per Litre USD - $ 

Jet A-1 

94.50 (Duty Paid) * 

Avgas 

No 

*As of May 17, 2019