KATHMANDU, Oct 12: Security personnel are busy in maintaining tight security targeting Chinese President Xi Jinping's two-day state visit to Nepal.

Bad weather affects flights at TIA

September 18, 2019 10:26 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 18: As the weather remained unfavorable in Kathmandu on Tuesday, three international and four domestic flights were kept on hold in the sky.

KATHMANDU, Sept 7: Arrivals and departures at Tribhuvan International Airport on Friday were delayed for an hour because of the arrival of Prime Minister KP Oli at 12:30 pm from Singapore, where he underwent hospital treatment for the last 16 days.

Acting deaf n dumb

September 7, 2019 01:00 am

New tourism minister has come up with list of tasks he wishes to get done before Visit Nepal Year 2020. But he has left out many aspects

KATHMANDU, Sept 5: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Yogesh Bhattarai on Wednesday said Nijgadh International Airport would be constructed in the same location as suggested by a study relating to the project. The location for the project would not change whatsoever, he said

KATHMANDU, Sept 4: A twin-engine plane of Sita Air experienced an engine failure within three minutes of take-off from Lukla today.

KATHMANDU, Sept 1: The second-phase upgrading task including runway of Tribhuvan International Airport is going to begin from today.

KATHMANDU, Aug 30: Except for six VVIPs in the country, all sitting ministers, former heads of state or government and many other VIPs will soon be barred from driving their vehicles up to the apron of the domestic terminal of the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).

Aug 19: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

August 19, 2019 18:00 pm

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KATHMANDU, Aug 14: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Kumar Bhattarai expressed his commitment to making reforms in the Tribhuvan International Airport within one month.

KATHMANDU, Aug 14: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai has directed authorities to develop Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Nepal's only international airport, as a boutique airport and inaugurate it at the beginning of Visit Nepal Year (VNY) 2020.

KATHMANDU, Aug 6: Nepal Association of Tour and Travel Agents (NATTA) has requested the government to operate Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) round the clock for bringing more tourists to the country.

KATHMANDU, Aug 5: The Nepal Association of Tour and Travel Agents (NATTA) has urged the government to operate the Tribhuvan International Airport with its full capacity.

KATHMANDU, July 24: Tourism entrepreneurs, who were initially apprehensive about the decision to divert Lukla flights from Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu to Manthali Airport in Ramechhap, are now taking the decision positively.

Lesson not learned

July 14, 2019 02:30 am

Tribhuvan International Airport incident

KATHMANDU, July 13: After an aircraft of Yeti Airlines skidded off the runway while landing at domestic terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) at 11:05 am Friday, the only international airport of the country, and the domestic terminal within the TIA, remained closed for all international and domestic flights throughout the day.

KATHMANDU, July 1: Tribhuvan International Airport, the country’s sole international airport has resumed its 21-hour operation today.

KATHMANDU, May 30: Flights to and from the Tribhuvan International Airport were affected due to adverse weather conditions today. International flights were affected since this afternoon due to bad weather, general manager of the TIA Raj Kumar Chettri said.

KATHMANDU, May 25: In a major crackdown on the smuggling of fake Indian currency, police arrested former media entrepreneur Yunus Ansari and three Pakistani nationals and seized fake Indian rupees (IRs) totaling 76,794,000, from Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu Friday morning.

KATHMANDU, May 3: Domestic flights taking place from the Tribhuvan International Airport were suspended today due to adverse weather. Some inbound airplanes of international flight were also asked to hold, TIA office has stated.

No time for NOTAM

April 20, 2019 01:05 am

Irrespective of the suffering caused by the cancellation of RA’s flight (RA231) to Dubai (DWC) due to night time runway closure after 10 PM, it was good that Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) was strictly followed. Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) is currently passing through a phase of ten hours airport closure that is to last until the end of June. By then, the whole of runway surface will have been scrapped out and done anew.

KATHMANDU, April 14: A French national was arrested along with a bullet used in shotgun from Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, April 10: A New Delhi bound Jet Airways plane averted a disaster at the Tribhuvan International Airport.

Troubles at TIA

April 6, 2019 01:05 am

This one is more on arrival experience with passing reference to runway refurbishment works that have just begun. As is well known, TIA as the entry port is more famous for its negative attributes than anything else. Being the only international airport it is naturally frequented by high flying travellers including majority of tourists and businessmen. A general Nepali will not fly unless compelled. Being accustomed to low level of facilities all around we tend not to complain, knowing that it is not going to make much difference either way.

KATHMANDU, April 5: Police arrested four Indian nationals from Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) on Thursday with 5.814 kg gold smuggled from Thailand.

KATHMANDU, April 2: Runway rehabilitation has begun at the country's only international airport, Tribhuvan International Airport, in a full-fledged manner. Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) – the regulatory body of aviation sector – has put in place up-gradation of the runway since last Monday evening.

KATHMANDU, April 1: Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) will remain closed for 10 hours every day for runway rehabilitation from Monday night.

KATHMANDU, Feb 26: Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has announced to close runway of Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) between 10 pm to 8 am for rehabilitation and expansion work from April 1.

KATHMANDU, Feb 18: Tribhuvan International Airport Civil Aviation Office (TIA CAO) has asked Himalaya Airlines to clear all pending dues, stating that failure to do so would lead to grounding of all its aircraft.

KATHMANDU, Feb 2: International passenger movement at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) has increased by 12 percent in 2018, compared to the previous year.

KATHMANDU, Jan 13: Domestic airline passengers have been caught up in flight delays for hours in the last couple of days due to bad weather.

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KATHMANDU, Jan 8: Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) which also conducts the evening/ night flights to various internal destinations has recently increased the duration of such flights.

KATHMANDU, Jan 8:Takeoff flights at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) remained affected for around two hours today, following a technical problem in its communications system.

KATHMANDU, Nov 20: All domestic flights have been halted at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) due to bad weather since Tuesday morning.

Three held with 2.99 kg gold at TIA

November 15, 2018 14:57 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 15: Police have arrested three people including Naresh Bohara of Bajhang Bungal Municipality-7 with a gold-chain weighing 2.99 kg at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).

KATHMANDU, Oct 3: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari on Tuesday said that both Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) will be fully ready to welcome visitors for Visit Nepal Year 2020.

KATHMANDU, Sept 13: Pramod Shumsher JB Rana, promoter of two companies running shops at Tribhuvan International Airport's arrival and departure terminals, has not paid Rs 80.84 million in rent for the last 10 years. Universal Supply Agency and Greenline International Pvt Ltd owe TIA Rs 67.12 million and Rs 13.72 million respectively in unpaid rent.

Qatar Airways extends flight

September 4, 2018 08:21 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 4: Airways has announced the schedule of a new flight on the Kathmandu- Doha sector, effective from September 2, 2018. The flight will depart Kathmandu at 2:10AM and reach Doha at 4:45AM.

KATHMANDU, Sept 1: A jet stream aircraft belonging to Yeti Airlines has narrowly escaped an accident at Tribhuvan International Airport, on Saturday.

TIA operates service for 22 hours daily

September 1, 2018 14:56 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 1:  Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) has come into operation for 22 hours a day from today as it extends its opening hour by an hour.

KATHMANDU, Aug 27: Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Civil Aviation Office has tightened security at the country’s only international airport targeting the upcoming Bay of Bengal Initiatives for Multi-Sectoral, Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) 2018.The 4th BIMSTEC Summit is being held in Kathmandu on August 30 and 31.

KATHMANDU, Aug 24: Former Maoist combatant Lenin Bista has been barred from boarding a RA401 flight bound for Bangkok on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 21:The government has planned to carry out complete repairs of the runway at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), the country's sole airport operating international flights.

I was traveling to China in 2017 with my business partner on some business. At the Tribhuvan International Airport, the immigration officials took my passport for around 30 minutes during which they spoke to their seniors on the phone several times, interrogated me in length and were all set to send me back home just because I was an unmarried woman, traveling with an unrelated man.

TIA resumes its operation

August 3, 2018 13:35 pm

KATHMANDU, Aug 3: Tribhuwan International Airport, the sole international airport of the state, has resumed its operation which was halted due to some obstacles seen on the runway on Friday morning.

KATHMANDU, Aug 3: Recurring cracks on the runway have been disrupting flights at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) almost daily for the past few weeks. The disruption lasts from a few minutes to more than half an hour. However, airport authorities are not carrying out standard maintenance for smooth operation of the runway.

KATHMANDU, July 26: An another wide body Airbus A330-200 of Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has landed at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) on Thursday morning.

KATHMANDU, June 25: It has been a month since Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) started operating 21 hours in a day i.e. till 3 am in the morning. The move was aimed at easing air traffic congestion at TIA by encouraging airlines to shift their day flights to night time or early morning. However, not a single airline has sought permission to operate night-time flights so far.

KATHMANDU, June 23: Differing details of foreign employment prompted the Tribhuvan International Airport’s foreign employment department to send five migrating women back to their homes.