History of TIA Airport:
Nepal International Airport was inaugurated by king Mahendra in 1955. Single engine aircraft was landed in 1949 in small grassland of sinamangal Kathmandu. In 1951 king Tribhuvan landed from India after seeding of democracy in Nepal. Nepal International airport is named after the king Tribhuvan. First Jet plane was landed on 1967 and regularly starts to operate from 1972. Now, Nepal international airport operates more than 27 international airlines from major international cities.
Nepal Tribhuvan international airport has one domestic and one international terminal and one terminal for VIP guest. Currently around 27 international airlines and around 10 national airlines regularly provide their services from the Nepal international airport of KTM. There are about 35 domestic airports in Nepal among them Pokhara airport, biratnagar airport, parsa airport, bhairawa airport, lukla airport are some most busy national airport of Nepal. Taxies and buses are easily available from international airport. Airport has facilities green number taxies and shaja yatayat for the travelers which are available in front of international airport. Local buses and micros are available outside of airport gate which is around 200 meter from terminal.
Recently, after massive earthquake of April and May thousands of international and national flights are operated from the Nepal airport and the work and coordination of the staff of International airport is praised publicly. Airport is completely safe after the disastrous earthquake and takes its operation regularly.
Quick Facts:Name: Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) (IATA: KTM – ICAO: VNKT)
Operator: Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN)
Located: Kathmandu, Nepal (5.56 km east of Kathmandu city)
Temperature: 27.8 C (Reference)
Coordinates: 27 41 50 N – 085 21 28 E (with elevation of 4390ft. ASML)
Runway length: 10,007 feet * 150 feet with orientation of 02/20
Air Traffic Control Service
Aeronautical Communication service
Aeronautical information service
International: 9 medium and wide body category aircraft
Domestic: 17 small aircraft
Helipad: 13 Helicopters