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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 



Province or District 


Nearest Town or City  
with Distance from Airport 


DISTANCE (6 KM-North) 

Airport’s Complete Name 

Dhangadi Airport  


28° 45 12.98 N 


080° 34 59.28 E 

Elevation (ft and m) 

176 m 

IATA Code 


ICAO Code 


Managing Company or Airport Authority 

Civil Aviation Authority –DhangadiKailali  

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

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 Dimensions 

1800 m x 30 m 

Runway Orientation 

 E27 and W09 

Runway Surface 


Runway Condition 

Good, Blacktop and operational  

Airport Infrastructure Details 


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  


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  





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) * 



*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