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Nepalgunj Airport is an airport serving Nepalgunj (also spelled Nepalganj), a municipality in Banke District of Province No. 5 in Nepal, and has been in service since 1961. It is the second largest airport in Nepal after Tribhuvan International Airport, with the second greatest number of aircraft and passenger movements. After the introduction of the FK-100 jet aircraft, in 2005 passenger movement at this airport increased by 13.39% compared to 2004 figures. Recently, the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has permitted Flying Dragon Airlines, a joint venture company of Nepal and China, to operate in remote areas of the Mid- and Far-Western development regions utilising Nepalgunj Airport as the operating base. The airport is also capable of handling aircraft from the Nepalese Army Air Service.

Airport Details

Country

Nepal

Latitude

28.10361

Province / District

Banke

Longitude

81.66694

Airport Name

Nepalgunj Airport

Elevation (ft)

518 ft

IATA & ICAO codes

KEP / VNNG

Surface

Asphalt

Town or City (closest)

Nepalgunj

Runway Condition

Serviceable

NGO / UN (on ground)

N/A

Passenger / Cargo Security Screening (Yes / No)

Yes

Runway Dimension

1,505 m x 30 m

Ground Handling (Yes / No)

No

Refueling Capacity

N/A

Runway Lighting (Yes / No)

No

Runway Heading

Yes

Fire Fighting Equipment (Yes / No)

No

Air Traffic Control (Yes / No)

Yes

Windsock (Yes / No)

Yes

Weather Information (Yes / No)

Yes

Aircraft Parking space (Yes / No)

Yes

Navigation Aids (Yes / No)

Yes

Perimeter fencing (Yes / No)

Yes