Nepal - 2.2.6 Chandraghadi Major Domestic Airport

Airport Overview 


Pic: Aerial view of Bhadrapur Airport 

Chandragadhi Airport also known as  Bhadrapur Airport, is an airport in Bhadrapur Municipality,- 8  in the Jhapa District of Koshi Province with a distance of 3.2 Km North West from Bhadrapur city. Due proximity to eastern boarder of Nepal, the airport finds strategic significance as well as domestic destination for travellers coming from north eastern states of India, Bhutan and Bangladesh as well. All commercial airlines operate through one small terminal of Chandragadi Airport. 

Sita Air, Buddha Air,  Saurya Airlines, Yeti Airlines and Shree Airlines operate their flights to and from Kathmandu and Taplejung with scheduled connectivity. Night Flight is also operational from Chandragadi Airport. 

10 Flights daily take off from this airport but no cargo flights service is available in this airport.  

  1. Aerodrome Administration operation hours are as follows: Air Traffic Service operational hours all year-round Night Operation Facilities are as follows:16th Feb to 15th Nov - 0600LT-LT  24:00 

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


Airport Location and Contact 



Province or District 

Koshi Province, Jhapa 

Nearest Town or City  
with Distance from Airport 

In proximity with District Headquarter- Chandragadhi  

Airport’s Complete Name 

Chandragadhi Civil Aviation Office 






Elevation (ft and m) 

312.184 ft (95.149 m) 

IATA Code 


ICAO Code 


Managing Company or Airport Authority 

Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal 

Chandragadhi Civil Aviation Office 

Chandragadhi, Jhapa  

Office- 977-23455232 

Tel- 977-23-455075  

Fax - 977-23-456801  



Management Contact Person 

Indra Raj Adhikari 

Chief Airport Officer 

Contact: 9852678417 

NGO and/or UN Presence at Airport? 



Runway #1 

Runway Dimensions 

1500 m x 30 m 

Runway Orientation 


Runway Surface 

Asphalt Concrete 

Runway Condition 

Good, operational 

Airport Infrastructure Details 


Passenger / Cargo Security Screening  

X-Ray: Hold baggage; Walk through and Hand-held Metal detector 
CCTV Surveillance System 

Runway Lighting 

‘Yes’ *PAPI 30° on Runway 10 

1500m, 60m, White, LIM 

Refueling Capacity 

JET A-1, during period of flight operation by NOC with 3 vouchers; 2 mobile voucher and 1 is fixed voucher. 

Ground Handling Services 

Available with local airlines operator,  

Air Traffic Control  

Controlled Class C Airspace, Visual Flight Rule (VFR), Instrumental Flight Rule (RNP Approach), Two Men Position Tower Console with Associated Equipment and Accessories 

Fire Fighting Equipment  

Portable type fire extinguisher available 

Weather Information 

Tower Observation. MET office information. 


Aircraft Parking Space 

Four ATR72 Types: DH8D, ATR72, ATR42, CRJ 71, CRJ2 and One Twin Otter 

11850 sq m,  Concrete 

Navigation Aids  

 DVOR/DME, UHF Band Communication System 

Perimeter Fencing  





*Precision Approach Path Indicators 

Fuel Service Charges 

The airport takes support from Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) for the provision of Jet fuel for the aircraft. NOC maintains the reserve of 60 Kilo Litre at its office premise and installed an airport based depot too. 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 

0.543 / ltr (Duty Paid) * 



*As of 1st October  2023 

*Exchange rate 1 USD: 132.86  NPR 

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