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Airport Overview 

Aerial view of Dhangadhi Airport-Kailali, Sudurpashchim province 


Dhangadhi Airport is situated at Dhangadhi Sub Metropolitan City of Kailali District, Sudurpashchim Province. This airport has direct air link with Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA)The airport is located at an elevation of 176 metres (577 ft) above sea level. It has one runway which is 1,800 metres (5,906 ft) in length. This airport has the second longest runway length after TIA. Hence, it is designed to be able to handle large jet aircrafts.

 National airline operators provide scheduled air service from this airport to Kathmandu and  to the airports located in Sudurpaschim Province 

Airport Location and Contact 

Country 

Nepal  

Province or District 

Sudurpashchim  

Nearest Town or City  
with Distance from Airport 

Dhangadi  

DISTANCE (6 KM-North) 

Airport’s Complete Name 

Dhangadi Airport  

Latitude 

28° 45 12.98 N 

Longitude 

080° 34 59.28 E 

Elevation (ft and m) 

176 m 

IATA Code 

DHI 

ICAO Code 

 VNDH 

Managing Company or Airport Authority 

Civil Aviation Authority –DhangadiKailali  

Off: 977- 91575119 Tower: 977-91575219 Fax: 977-91575119  

budthapa.tej@fgmail.com 

Management Contact Person 

Tej Bahadur Budthapa 

NGO and/or UN Presence at Airport? 

No but WFP is in process to construct a Forward Logistics Base 

Runway

Runway

Runway Dimensions 

1800 m x 30 m 

Runway Orientation 

 E27 and W09 

Runway Surface 

Asphalt 

Runway Condition 

Good, Blacktop and operational  

Airport Infrastructure Details 

Infrastructure  

Passenger / Cargo Security Screening  

Yes - Walk-through X-Ray, Handheld Metal Detector, CCTV Surveillance, UHF Band Communication System and FIDS 

Runway Lighting 

Yes -PAPI 

Refueling Capacity 

Yes 60KL, Available and Provided by Nepal Oil Corporation  

Ground Handling Services 

Yes, with the local airlines.  

Air Traffic Control  

Yes  

Fire Fighting Equipment  

Ultra-High Pressurize System (UHPS) Fire Vehicle and Portable type fire extinguisher available  

Weather Information 

Associated MET Office, After hours Met Office 

Aircraft Parking Space 

Yes- 3 Aircrafts  

Navigation Aids  

Yes / VOR 

Perimeter Fencing  

Yes – iron net fencing  

Windsock  

Yes  

 

 

Fuel Services Charges 

The airport takes support from Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) for the provision of Jet fuel for the aircraft. Nepal Oil corporation maintains the reserve of 60 Kilo Litre at its office premise. NOC strictly adheres to the quality it has set for the Air Fuel and the price per liter is as set by the NOC. 

 

Price per Litre USD - $ 

Jet A-1 

94.50 (Duty Paid) * 

Avgas 

No 

*As of May 17, 2019 

 

For more information, please see this link - Civil Aviation Authority Nepal Dhangadi Airport

Link for list of ICAO and IATA Codes in Nepal