POKHARA, Nov 18: Pokhara Airport will remain shut for 15 hours daily from today to carry out renovation works on the dilapidated runway, authorities said on Sunday.
According to officials at the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, the airport would be closed from 3 pm to 6 am the next day. The airport administration has started the renovation works from Sunday itself.
Chief of the Pokhara Airport Bholaprasad Guragain said that it will take 15 days to complete the airport renovation. All incoming and outgoing flights will be halted daily from 3pm to 6 am the next day, he said. Usually, the airport remains open daily from 6:30 am to 5 pm if the weather condition is good.
Guragain said that they are carrying out maintainence works around the runway, taxi-way and blacktopped roads at the aiport. The airport administration has already issued a NoTAM, a notice filed with an aviation authority to alert airlines about the temporary changes that are taking place at the airport.