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Aerial view of Biratnagar Airport

Airport Overview

Biratnagar Airport located North of Biratnagar Bazaar, Morang district, in Province 1. It is 6 km South of Biratnagar City accessed via blacktopped urban road. It is the second busiest domestic airport in Nepal. This airport has a night landing facility as well and supports some STOL airports in the region.

Saurya Airlines, Shree Airlines, and Yeti Airlines have flights to and back from Kathmandu. Buddha Air operates its flights to and back from Kathmandu, Pokhara and Tumlingtar. Nepal Airlines operate its flight to and back from Bhojpur, Kathmandu. Khotang and Rumjatar. Sita Air operate to and back from Taplejung and Khotang. In 2019 it had 11,626 aircraft movements, 652,225 passengers and 591,985 Kg of cargo. The runaway is at risk of flooding in the monsoon season (usually June to mid-September), which could suspend operations.

Aerodrome Administration operation hours are as follows:

  1. Sundays to Thursdays: 10:00 -17:00 LT (summer), 10:00-1600 LT (winter)
  2. Fridays: 10:00-1500 LT

Air traffic service operational hours all year-round are as follows:

  1. From 16 Feb - 15 Nov (0015 - 1300) UTC
  2. From 16 Nov - 15 Feb (0045 - 1215) UTC

Airport Location and Contact

Country

Nepal

Province or District

Province 1/ Morang

Nearest Town or City
with Distance from Airport

5 km North West

Airport’s Complete Name

Biratnagar Airport

Latitude

26.48138

Longitude

87.26388

Elevation (ft and m)

245.94 ft (74.972 m)

IATA Code

BIR

ICAO Code

VNVT

Managing Company or Airport Authority

Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal,

Biratnagar Civil Aviation Office, Biratnagar, Morang.

Tel- 977-021-461641, 461424

Fax - 977-021- 460155

AFS - VNVTYDYX,

E-mail: biratnagar_cao@caanepal.gov.np

Management Contact Person

N/A

NGO and/or UN Presence at Airport?

None

Runway

Runway #1

Runway Dimensions

1500 x 30 m

Runway Orientation

9

27

Runway Surface

Asphalt Concrete

Runway Condition

Good

Airport Infrastructure Details

Infrastructure

Passenger / Cargo Security Screening

X-Ray: Hold Baggage, Hand Baggage

Metal Detector: handheld, Walk through

Runway Lighting

Approach: SALS 420M LIM;

PAPI; Runway: 1500m 60m White, LIM

Refueling Capacity

Aviation Fuel depot. Jet A1

Ground Handling Services

Available with local airlines operator

Air Traffic Control

Controlled Class C Airspace, IFR, VFR

Fire Fighting Equipment

Category V Rescue equipment

Weather Information

METAR

Aircraft Parking Space

14,445 sq m with Taxing Area, 4 aircrafts

Navigation Aids

DVOR 100 NM DME 100 NM

Perimeter Fencing

Yes

Windsock


 


Fuel Services Charges

The airport takes support from Nepal Oil Corporation for the provision of Jet fuel for the aircraft. NOC maintains the reserve of 60 kilolitre at its office premises. 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

0.55 / ltr (Duty Paid) *

Avgas

No

*As of 03 September 2020

*Exchange rate 1 USD: 117.8 NPR