Nepal - 2.2.8 Nepalgunj Major Domestic Airport

Airport Overview 


Pic: 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 NE of the city and can be accessed via tarmac road H12. This is one of the main domestic hub airports, 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. 

Aerodrome Administration operation hours are as follows: 

1. SUN-THU 10:00 -17:00 LT (SUMMER), 10:00-1600 LT (WINTER) 

2. FRI 10:00-1500 LT   

Air Traffic Service operational hours all year-round are as follows: 

3. From 16 Feb - 15 Nov  0600 hrs to 1845 hrs LT 

4. From 16 Nov - 15 Feb  0630 hrs to 1800 hrs LT 

The airport is equipped with night landing facility and can operate at any hour during an emergency or on request. 

Airport Location and Contact 



Province or District 

Lumbini Province/ Banke 

Nearest Town or City  
with Distance from Airport 

9 kms NE of City 

Airport’s Complete Name 

Nepalgunj Airport  





Elevation (ft and m) 

518 ft (158 m) 

IATA Code 


ICAO Code 


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 



Management Contact Person 

Suresh Prasad Khanal 

NGO and/or UN Presence at Airport? 

 Yes, WFP has constructed an HSA in the airport premises. 


Runway #1 

Runway Dimensions 

 1700 x 30 m  

Runway Orientation 

08 –  

26 –  

Runway Surface 

Asphalt Concrete 

Runway Condition 

Good, operational  


Airport Infrastructure Details 


Passenger / Cargo Security Screening  

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

Runway Lighting 

 PAPI / Runway Lighting / Beacon light / Rails Light / Obstruction Light 

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 

Yes, Tower Observation and Met Forecast relayed by GBIA every half an hour 

Aircraft Parking Space 

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

Navigation Aids  


Perimeter Fencing  






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 Kilo Litre 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 

 1.02 / ltr (Duty Paid) * 



*As of  11 Oct 2023 

*Exchange rate 1 USD:  132.90 NPR 



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