Nepal - 2.2.5 Biratnagar Major Domestic Airport

Airport Overview 


Pic: Aerial view of Biratnagar Airport 

Biratnagar Airport located North of Biratnagar Bazaar, Morang district, in Koshi Province. It is 6 Kms South of Biratnagar City accessed via blacktopped urban road. It is the second busiest domestic airport in Nepal. This airport has a night landing facility as well and supports some short take-off and landing (STOL) airports in the region.The scheduled airlines from Biratnagar Airport with scheduled connectivity to and from Tumlingtar, Bhojpur, Kathmandu are:- Buddha Air, Yeti Airlines, Shree Airlines, Nepal Airlines, and Saurya Airlines. ATR72, CRJ200/700, DHC8, MA60, ATR42, JS-41, B190, D228, DHC6, L410, and Y12 types aircraft are permissible for take-off and landing in Biratnagar airport. 

The runaway is at risk of flooding in the monsoon season, which could suspend operations. There was a history of closure of airport operation for fixed wing aircraft due to the flood in the year of 2016 and 2021. 

Aerodrome Administration operation hours are as follows: 

  1. 16th Feb to 15th Nov 0600LT-1845LT  

  1. 16th Nov to 15th Feb 0630LT-1800LT 


Airport Location and Contact 



Province or District 

Koshi Province/ Morang 

Nearest Town or City  
with Distance from Airport 

6 km North West 

Airport’s Complete Name 

Biratnagar Airport 





Elevation (ft and m) 

245.94 ft (74.972 m)  

IATA Code 


ICAO Code 


Managing Company or Airport Authority 

Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal,  

Biratnagar Civil Aviation Office, Biratnagar, Morang.   

Tel- 977-021-460155, 4602060  



Management Contact Person 

 Airport Chief, 9852020859 

NGO and/or UN Presence at Airport? 



Runway #1 

Runway Dimensions 

1500 m x 30 m  

Runway Orientation 


Runway Surface 

Asphalt Concrete 

Runway Condition 


Airport Infrastructure Details 


Passenger / Cargo Security Screening  

X-Ray: Hold Baggage, Hand Baggage 

Metal Detector: handheld, Walkthrough, CCTV Surveillance System, FIDS 

Runway Lighting 

Runway Light  

Approach Light - RWY 09   

PAPI Light  Both 09/27 

Taxiway Light 

Refuelling Capacity 

Single point Refuelling. Aviation Fuel Depot. Jet A1.  

During the period of flight operation 2 refuelers 1000 L/m 

AR 33- 11KL and AR 53- 16 KL 

Ground Handling Services 

Available with local airline operators, Airlines manage ground handling  

Air Traffic Control  

Controlled Class C Airspace, IFR, VFR, HF SSB, AMHS, RCAG, Hot Line, UHF Band Communication System, wo Men Position Tower Console with Associated Equipment and Accessories 

Fire Fighting Equipment  

Category V Rescue equipment, AD Category V 

Large Foam Tender -1 

Medium Foam Tender -1 

Ambulance -1 

Weather Information 



Aircraft Parking Space 

 14,445 sq m with Taxing Area, 5 aircrafts  (ATR72 Type Aircraft 4, DH8D Type Aircraft -1)   

Navigation Aids  

DVOR 100 NM DME 100 NM  

Perimeter Fencing  



Yes - 3 



    image-20240517104228-2 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 210 Kilo Litre at its office premises. 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 

 1.02 / ltr (Duty Paid) * 



*As of 01 Jan, 2024 Exchange Rate 1 US$ = 133.064 NPR 


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