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Biratnagar Airport serves as the hub of the Eastern Development Region and stands first in terms of passenger movement. The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) is planning to develop this airport as a regional hub capable of operating medium sized jet airplanes like the Boeing 757. The runway length of Biratnagar airport is 1,524 m and is equipped with night lights.  The airport is able to receive up to eight aircrafts (three ATR’s and five Twin-engine). Fokker 100-sized aircrafts are permitted to land at this airport too. Biratnagar airport supports six STOL's (short take-off and landing) airports: Taplejung, Bhojpur, Phaplu, Rumjatar, Lamidanda and Tumlingtar. There are flights to seven destinations from this airport including Tumlingtaar, Bhojpur, Laxmi Danda, Thanpurva, Taplejung, Rumjataarand Phaplung. The nearest airport is Bhadrapur Airport, approximately a 15 minute flight away. The airport personnel are experienced in emergency response. During the 2008 floods, relief materials were transported from the airport to the disaster-affected areas. Humanitarian agencies work regularly with transport companies and handling agents. For more information on the Biratnagar National Airport, please see the following attachment: Biratnagar Airport Additional Information

Airport Details

Country

Nepal

Latitude

26.43472

Province / District

Morang

Longitude

87.28333

Airport Name

Biratnagar

Elevation (ft)

236 ft

IATA & ICAO codes

BIR / VNVT

Surface

Asphalt

Town or City (closest)

Biratnagar

Runway Condition

Good

NGO / UN (on ground)

N/A

Passenger / Cargo Security Screening (Yes / No)

Yes (X-Ray)

Runway Dimension

1,524 m x 30 m

Ground Handling (Yes / No)

Yes (Manual)

Refueling Capacity

Yes (NOC Depot)

Runway Lighting (Yes / No)

Yes + PAPI

Runway Heading

09/27

Fire Fighting Equipment (Yes / No)

Yes (Cat. 5)
Foam Tender + Ambulance

Air Traffic Control (Yes / No)

Yes
Control Zone
AMSS

Windsock (Yes / No)

Yes

Weather Information (Yes / No)

Yes

Aircraft Parking space (Yes / No)

Yes
6-7 Fixed
1 x Heli (+1 u/c)

Navigation Aids (Yes / No)

Yes
VOR + DME
IFR (Night)

Perimeter fencing (Yes / No)

Yes

Fuel Services Charges

Fuel Supplied by Nepal Oil Company depot on site.


Price per Unit

Jet A-1

190 Rs/L.

Avgas

N/A