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Airport Overview

Aerial view of Nepalgunj Airport


Nepalgunj Airport is a domestic hub airport in Nepalgunj, a sub-Metropolitan city in Banke District of Lumbini Province. It lies 9 km North East of the city and can be accessed via tarmac road H12. This is the main domestic hub airport, after Kathmandu airport, having the highest number of air links with 16 airports (8 in operation) of Karnali Province and Sudur-Paschim Province.

It can handle twin engine turbo-prop aircraft types such as: ATR72, CRJ200/700, DHC8, MA60, ATR42, JS-41, B190, D228, DHC6, L410, Y12. Airlines operating scheduled flights are Buddha Air, Yeti Airlines, Tara Air, Shree Airlines, Sita Air, Summit Airways, Nepal Airlines.

In 2019, 15698 flights to and from the airport carried 453,433 passengers and 1,936,861 kg of cargo.

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

Lumbini Province / Banke

Nearest Town or City
with Distance from Airport

9 kms North Eastern of City

Airport’s Complete Name

Nepalgunj Airport

Latitude

28.10361

Longitude

81.66694

Elevation (ft and m)

518 ft (158 m)

IATA Code

KEP

ICAO Code

VNNG

Managing Company or Airport Authority

Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal,

Nepalgunj Civil Aviation Office,

Nepalgunj, Banke

Tel- 977-081-565158 (Director) 565205 (Tower), 565210 (Admin)

Fax - 977-081-565204

AFS – VNNGYDYX

E-mail: nepalgunj_cao@caanepal.gov.np

Management Contact Person

Premnath Thakur

NGO and/or UN Presence at Airport?

None

Runway

Runway #1

Runway Dimensions

1505 x 30 m

Runway Orientation

08 –

26 –

Runway Surface

Asphalt Concrete

Runway Condition

Good, operational

Airport Infrastructure Details

Infrastructure

Passenger / Cargo Security Screening

X-Ray: Hold baggage, Hand baggage
Metal Detector: Walk through, Handheld, CCTV, UHF, FIDs

Runway Lighting

SALS 420 M LIM

PAPI

1500m 60m White, LIM

Refuelling Capacity

Jet A1 during Operation Hours

Ground Handling Services

Available with local airlines operator

Air Traffic Control

Controlled Class C Airspace

Fire Fighting Equipment

Category V Rescue equipment

Weather Information

Hourly METAR provided during Operation Hours

Aircraft Parking Space

15640 sqm of concrete Apron, 1 CRJ, 2 ATR72s, 5 Twin Otters and 2 Helicopters

Navigation Aids

DVOR/ DME, NDB

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 kilolitres at its office premise. 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 / liter (Duty Paid) *

Avgas

No

*As of 02 July 2020

*Exchange rate 1 USD: 117.8 NPR