KATHMANDU, April 19: About 850 grams of gold has been recovered from the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).

KATHMANDU, April 3: Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Rabi Lamichhane has issued a directive to stakeholders to immediately implement the recommendations of the inquiry committee to strengthen and make the security arrangements of the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) more effective.

KATHMANDU, April 1: The landing of aircraft from the point (two-zero) on the north side of the runway of Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) has been temporarily banned for three months from today. The flights will continue as usual.

KATHMANDU, March 28: Two Canadians and one Nepali national have been arrested from Kathmandu with illegal foreign currencies.

KATHMANDU, March 28: Domestic and international flights - both take-offs and landings  -  at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) have been affected due to adverse weather conditions.

KATHMANDU, March 27: Police have seized 15 kg of hashish from the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).

KATHMANDU, March 26:  Police arrested one person with 50 grams of gold from Tribhuvan International Airport on Tuesday morning.

KATHMANDU, March 14: A total of 54 police officers stationed at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) for prolonged durations have been relieved of their duties simultaneously.

KATHMANDU, March 8: Three women were denied entry at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) as they were about to board a flight to the UAE on a visit visa.

One kilogram of gold seized from TIA

February 23, 2024 09:30 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 23: About one kilogram of gold has been recovered at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 22: The Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), one of the busiest airports in terms of air travel, has experienced a steady rise in domestic and international flight traffic, leading to an increase in the number of passengers using its services each year. The TIA has reported an increase in revenue surpassing Rs 11 billion in the last fiscal year 2022/23.

KATHMANDU, Feb 20: One person was arrested with 855 grams of gold from the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) on Monday evening.

KATHMANDU, Feb 15: The police have arrested a Turkish national with INR 96,000 from the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).

KATHMANDU, Feb 10: Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Krishna Hari Sharma Pokharel has been given the responsibility of security chief of Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).

KATHMANDU, Feb 9: The Valley Police Office, Ranipokhari has transferred three police officers who were recommended for action following a dispute with an immigration officer at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).

KATHMANDU, Feb 8: The high-level committee formed to investigate the nine-kg gold smuggling case through vape (electronic cigarettes) has recorded statements of former Speaker of House of Representatives (HoR) Krishna Bahadur Mahara, who is also Vice Chairman of CPN (Maoist Center).

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: The police have recommended legal action against 22 individuals, including nine immigration officers, for their involvement in human trafficking under the guise of 'visit visas'.

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: The dispute between the Nepal Police deployed for security at the Tribhuvan International Airport and the staff of the Department of Immigration (DoI) at the airport on Friday is not a new issue.

KATHMANDU, Jan 26: Gogan Hamal, the head of the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Immigration Office, was assaulted by a policeman stationed at the airport.

KATHMANDU, Jan 22: Passengers are facing problems due to congestion at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). Despite the high passenger traffic, the TIA immigration department has been observed causing delays as only two immigration counters were operational even when five aircraft landed.

KATHMANDU, Jan 20: A security base of Armed Police Force (APF) has been established at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Customs Office.

KATHMANDU, Jan 8: Managing the crowd at peak times at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), especially in the immigration to the customs X-ray area has remained as a challenge. Passengers have been facing long queues from 'walk-through' to 'X-ray' checking, limited space, lack of accommodation for the sick, disabled and pregnant women. Due to this, efforts have been started to improve the airport facilities in recent days.

KATHMANDU, Dec 26: The Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) administration has clarified that the storage capacity of the CCTV cameras installed at the TIA has been increased to 61 days. This comes in response to previous reports about the absence of CCTV footage connected to the airport for 21 days.

KATHMANDU, Dec 25: Among the three international airports in Nepal, after the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), it is evident that the Pokhara Regional International Airport (PRIA) is witnessing more international business.

KATHMANDU, Dec 14:  Police have arrested the sanitation supervisor of the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in the course of investigations into the 14 kg gold smuggling case.

KATHMANDU, Dec 3: A passenger's handbag caught fire inside the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) due to a power bank explosion.

KATHMANDU, Dec 1: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has stripped Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) of its monopoly in ground handling services at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).

KATHMANDU, Nov 30: Global Youth Campaigner for Climate Justice Prajwal Bikram Rana was going to Dubai as a participant in the climate change conference 'COP-28' starting from today. For which Rana had booked a ticket on Nepal Airlines flight number 'RA 229' which was scheduled to take off from the Tribhuvan International Airport  (TIA) at 11:30 PM. He reached the TIA around 8:30 PM so that he would have enough time for immigration and other procedures.

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: Police arrested 39-year-old Ram Sundar Shrestha, a resident of Namobuddha Municipality-8 in Kavrepalanchowk, along with approximately 272.37 grams of gold-like yellow metal, which was illegally smuggled through the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, on Monday night.

KATHMANDU, Nov 12: Both domestic and international flights have increased at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). The TIA office said that there has been a rush of daily flights since the beginning of Tihar festival.

KATHMANDU, Oct 25: In the first week of Kartik (mid-October to mid-November), about 200,000 passengers have taken the air transport service. Due to Dashain and the tourist season, more than 180,000 passengers took the air service in one week.

KATHMANDU, Oct 21: After 73 years of its establishment, the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) is currently operating at full capacity for the first time. The airport has experienced a surge in air traffic, both domestically and internationally, coinciding with the Dashain festival and the peak tourist season.

Govt urged to monitor shops at TIA

October 18, 2023 16:30 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 18: The Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) office has requested the Department of Commerce and Supply Management (DoCSM) to monitor the price and quality of goods kept in the shops operating inside the airport.

KATHMANDU, Oct 17: Police have arrested an Indian citizen of Chinese origin with a large sum of money from the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).

Tourism Minister welcomes foreign tourists

September 27, 2023 12:15 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: Foreign tourists were welcomed at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu on the occasion of World Tourism Day today.

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: In the first eight months of 2023, Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) witnessed a remarkable surge in the number of air passengers, with more than 5.46 million travelers utilizing its services.

KATHMANDU, Sept 13: It has been revealed that the gold brought into Nepal by the gold smugglers from Hong Kong through Tribhuvan Airport was melted secretly at two locations in Kathmandu. For this, 10 gold melting machines were used.

KATHMANDU, Sept 6: The Nepali national cricket team has returned home today after participating in the Asia Cup. A number of cricket enthusiasts and officials of the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) welcomed the team at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) upon their arrival.

KATHMANDU, Sept 6: Inspector General of Police (IGP) Basanta Bahadur Kunwar has directed to tighten the security system and smuggling control at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).

KATHMANDU, Aug 14: The Mint Division of Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has started weighing the gold which is said to be around 100 kg and which was seized from outside the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) a few weeks back.

The dedicated unit is expected to solve dilemma over customs duty that the visitor need to pay on items they carry

KATHMANDU, Aug 11: Two Chinese nationals have been arrested from the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in connection with the smuggling of 100 kg gold.

KATHMANDU, July 30: The Department of Customs (DoC) has been lenient to take action against the officials involved in the inspection of more than one quintal of gold smuggled through the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). According to sources, the report of the internal investigation committee made by the DoC is going to be liberal to the employees involved in the inspection.

FinMin Mahat inspects TIA

July 27, 2023 13:25 pm

KATHMANDU, July 27: Finance Minister Prakash Sharan Mahat inspected the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, July 26: In a fiery session at the House of Representatives (HoR) on Wednesday, ruling Nepali Congress (NC) lawmaker Dr Sunil Sharma called for the immediate resignation of Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Narayan Kaji Shrestha and Finance Minister Dr Prakasharan Mahat. The demand came in light of the recent gold smuggling case at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Customs Office, where over one quintal of gold was seized.

KATHMANDU, July 25: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for HomeAffairs, Narayan Kaji Shrestha, has pledged to bring all individuals found involved in crime to justice.

KATHMANDU, July 25: It is suspected that the owner of IMS Group, Deepak Malhotra, who has access to the CCTV cameras of the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), helped to transfer smuggled gold from Hong Kong to the Indian border by taking a commission of Rs 200,000 per kg.

KATHMANDU, July 24: While many questions are being raised about airport security, it has been revealed that the closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) are operated by the IMS Group owned by controversial businessman Deepak Malhotra

KATHMANDU, July 23: The government has entrusted the management and operation of most of the services at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) for 30 years to controversial businessman Deepak Malhotra, who was recommended for action after being repeatedly linked to gold and foreign currency smuggling.

KATHMANDU, July 21: Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Narayan Kaji Shrestha has reached the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) customs office to inquire about the 100 kg gold smuggling case.