KATHMANDU, Jan 27: Take off and landing at the only international airport of the country has been affected due to bad weather this morning.
Very low visibility in Kathmandu Valley has affected flights to and from the Tribhuvan International Airport. The visibility in the morning had been limited to 1600 meters, according to General Manager of the airport Raj Kumar Chettri. As a result, all domestic flights have been obstructed.
International flights, however, took place with the visibility at 1600 meters, but they were stopped too after it went down to 1000 meters, according to Chief of Air Traffic Control Sitaram Bhandari. The weather is constantly improving and flights are likely to resume as the day passes by.
Taking off is possible with 800 meters visibility for international flights but landing would require between 1600 to 3200 meters, depending on the nature of aircraft, Bhandari added. For domestic flights, 1600 meters is a requirement.