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Aerial view of Phaplu Airport.

Airport Overview

Phaplu Airport is an airport located in the village of Phaplu in Solu Dudhkunda municipality,  Solukhumbu District of Province No 1. It is within the premise of District HQ. It is one of the four airports in Solukhumbu district (Tenzing-Hillary, Kangle Danda, Syangboche). The airport runway was blacktopped in 2013. In 2019 it had 2,749 air movements, 10,278 passengers and 944,736 Kg cargo.

Nepal Airlines, Tara Air and Summit Air provide services from Kathmandu all year-round on the following operation 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

Airport Location and Contact

Country

Nepal

Province or District

Province 1/ Solukhumbu

Nearest Town or City
with Distance from Airport

3 Kms from District HQ

Airport’s Complete Name

Phaplu Airport

Latitude

27.51805

Longitude

86.58444

Elevation (ft and m)

8097 ft (2468 m)

IATA Code

PPL

ICAO Code

VNPL

Managing Company or Airport Authority

Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, Phaplu Airport

Tel 977 38520153

AFS VNPLYDYX

phaplu_cao@caanepal.gov.np

Management Contact Person

N/A

NGO and/or UN Presence at Airport?

None

Runway

Runway #1

Runway Dimensions

2230 × 65 ft (680 × 20 m)

Runway Orientation

02 -

20 -

Runway Surface

Asphalt Concrete

Runway Condition

Operational

 

Airport Infrastructure Details

Infrastructure

Passenger / Cargo Security Screening

Metal detector: Handheld

Runway Lighting

No

Refueling Capacity

None

Ground Handling Services


Air Traffic Control

Communication through HF SSB, VHF

Fire Fighting Equipment

Portable fire extinguisher available

Weather Information

AFIS, Tower Observation

Aircraft Parking Space

1600 sqm of concrete apron, 3 D228 Types

Navigation Aids

None

Perimeter Fencing


Windsock


 




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