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Airport Overview 

Aerial view of Simara Airport-Bara, Province-2 


Simara Airport is situated at Jitpur Simara metropolitan city of Bara District in Province No. 2. It is considered a strategic domestic airport due to its proximity to Birgunj - Nepal’s fifth biggest city - and 20km from Raxaul, South at the border with India. The airport is located at a distance of 116 km from Kathmandu, via the Kulekhani-Sisneri-Pharping road, which is not suitable for heavy trucks. The airport is located at a distance of 261 km from Kathmandu via the main highway from Narayanghat to Kathmandu.  

National airline operators provide services from the airport to Kathmandu. 

 

Airport Location and Contact 

Country 

Nepal  

Province or District 

2 

Nearest Town or City  
with Distance from Airport 

Birgunj-Parsa - 20 km

Hetauda-Makwanpur - 34 km

Airport’s Complete Name 

Simara Airport  

Latitude 

27° 09 45 N 

Longitude 

084° 58 54 E 

Elevation (ft. and m) 

139 m 

IATA Code 

SIF 

ICAO Code 

VNSI 

Managing Company or Airport Authority 

Civil Aviation Authority –Simara-Bara 

Off: 977-53520210  

Tower: 977-53-520110  

Fax: 977-53-520210  

AFS: VNSIYDYX  

E-mail: simara_cao@caanepal.org.np 

Management Contact Person 

Off: 977-53-520210  

E-mail: simara_cao@caanepal.org.np 

NGO and/or UN Presence at Airport? 

No  

Runway

Runway 

Runway Dimensions 

1192 m x 30 m 

Runway Orientation 

 01/19 

Runway Surface 

Bituminous Paved (Asphalt Concrete) 

Runway Condition 

Good 

Airport Infrastructure Details 

Infrastructure  

Passenger / Cargo Security Screening  

  • X-Ray: Hold Baggage 
  • Metal Detector: Walk Through, Hand Held 
  • CCTV Surveillance: Yes 
  • UHF band communication system 
  • FIDS: Yes 

Runway Lighting 

PAPI/APAPI Light- APAPI 

Refuelling Capacity 

Yes: 140 KL, Available and Provided by Nepal Oil Corporation  

Ground Handling Services 

Yes with the local airline  

Air Traffic Control  

Communication System : HF SSB, VHF, AMHS, Hot line 

Fire Fighting Equipment  

No  

Weather Information 

Associated MET Office, After hours Met Office 

Aircraft Parking Space 

Yes -  4 aircraft  

Navigation Aids  

Yes / VOR 

Perimeter Fencing  

Yes – Iron net fencing  

Windsock  

Yes  

 

 

 

For more information, please see this link - Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal Simara Aiport

Fuel Services Charges 

Re-fueling facility is not available. 

 


Link for list of ICAO and IATA Codes in Nepal