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Aerial view of Jomsom Airport

Airport Overview

Jomsom airport is short take off and landing (STOL) airport located on the bank of the Kali Gandaki River serving Jomsom, a town in the Gharapjhong rural municipality of Mustang District in Gandaki Province. It serves as the gateway to the Mustang District that includes Jomsom, Kagbeni, Tangbe, Lo Manthang, and Muktinath temple, which is a popular pilgrimage destination for Nepalis and Indians. It is close to the District HQ of Mustang.   

The airport is open through out the year but has the following operating hours

  1. Jan, Feb, Nov & Dec. 0100-0645 UTC
  2. Mar, Apr, Sept & Oct. 0030-0645 UTC
  3. May, June, July & Aug. 0015-0645 UTC

Due to high winds and clouds during the daytime, the operation stops midday year-round. Depending on the season, low clouds that restrict visibility can also halt airport operations.

Airport Location and Contact

Country

Nepal

Province or District

Gandaki Province/ Mustang

Nearest Town or City
with Distance from Airport

Within the premises of Jomsom

Airport’s Complete Name

Jomsom Airport

Latitude

28.78222

Longitude

83.72250

Elevation (ft and m)

8976 ft (2736 m)

IATA Code

JOM

ICAO Code

VNJS

Managing Company or Airport Authority

Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, Jomsom Airport

Tel: 977 69440126

Tower: 977 69440006

AFS VNJSYDYX

Email: jomsom_cao@caanepal.org.np

Management Contact Person

N/A

NGO and/or UN Presence at Airport?

NO

Runway

Runway #1

Runway Dimensions

2424 × 65 ft (739 × 20 m)

Runway Orientation

06 -

24-

Runway Surface

Asphalt Concrete

Runway Condition

Operational

Airport Infrastructure Details

Infrastructure

Passenger / Cargo Security Screening

Metal detector: walkthrough and handheld

Runway Lighting

Runway endlight

Runway Threshold Identification Light

Refuelling Capacity

None

Ground Handling Services


Air Traffic Control

AFIS

Fire Fighting Equipment

Wheel and portable type of fire extinguisher available

Weather Information

AFIS, Tower Observation

Aircraft Parking Space

6000 sqm of concrete apron, four D228 types

Navigation Aids

N/A

Perimeter Fencing

N/A

Windsock

N/A