HONG KONG, Aug 14: China said Hong Kong’s protest movement had reached “near terrorism” on Wednesday, after a night of ugly clashes at the city’s airport where demonstrators set upon and detained two men they suspected of being government sympathizers.

HONG KONG, August 13: Protesters clogged the departure area at Hong Kong’s reopened airport Tuesday

Come what may

August 10, 2019 01:05 am

Not being able to find proofs of something that had definitely happened is quite frustrating. I had encountered the same as mentioned in my previous piece. This time I was looking for details of a helicopter accident on TIA runway that had resulted in several hours of airport closure.

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, June 28: Government's official spokesperson and also the Minister for Communication and Information Technology, Gokul Baskota said that an alternate airport will be constructed at a location close to the valley.

Dhangadi airport back to business

June 12, 2019 21:00 pm

DHANGADI, June 12: Regular flights to and from the Dhangadi airport began from today. The airport had been closed since May 5 for upgrading of the airstrip and parking zone.

Your daily dose of missed important news of the day.

ATTARIYA, June 6: The Dhangadhi airport will remain closed for one more week for the upgrading of the runway. The only airport connecting Kathmandu to Dhangadhi of Sudurpaschim Province in the far west began the temporary closure from May 5.

DHANGADHI, May 26: The Dhangadhi Airport, the only airport in Sudurpaschim Province, has been closed for the last 21 days for the ongoing repair work. Before shutting down the airport for a month, the authorities had assured the locals that the airport will resume its services after 20 days.

KUALA LUMPUR, April 1: Early on a February morning last year, a balding man in a gray suit entered Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur airport, glanced up at the departures board and walked to check in for his flight to Macau. Moments later, his killers struck.

BUTWAL, March 22: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli observed the under-construction Gautam Buddha International Airport at Bhairahawa of Rupandehi today and acquired information on its progress.

KATHMANDU, March 9: The Metropolitan Police's International Airport Office has arrested a person with illegal US dollar bills.

CHIPLEDHUNGA, March 3: Tourism entrepreneurs in Pokhara have demanded that the under-construction Pokhara International Airport be named after late Civil Aviation Minister Rabindra Adhikari.

DOTI, Jan. 31: Despite nearly one year delay in starting the blacktop works of the Dipayal Airport, the task has grasped rapid speed lately. The construction company, Sapana JV Construction Company, said that the development of the runway is in the final stage.

Nijgadh International airport has come to limelight because of increasing air traffic congestion at Tribhuvan International airport, the only International airport of Nepal. Nijgadh has been identified as a feasible airport to reduce the pressure and working load of TIA.

Dec 31: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

December 31, 2018 18:00 pm

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BALTIMORE, Dec 30: Officials say six people have been injured after a “partial equipment failure” involving a jet bridge at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

NEWARK, N.J. Dec 20: Rapper Juelz Santana has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for trying to get a loaded gun onto a plane at a New York-area airport.

HONG KONG, Dec 9: Immaculate-looking flight attendants who appear unruffled by the demands of a life spent in the air are part of the slick image sold by carriers -- but Hong Kong-based workers are increasingly hitting back against sexual harassment.

THE WEEK IN PICTURES

December 1, 2018 18:40 pm

The week in pictures November 25 - December 1.

RANJHA, Nov 12: Locals have initiated efforts for the expansion of Nepalgunj-based Ranjha Airport as a regional international airport.

KATHMANDU, Nov 6: A sub-committee formed by the parliament's International Relations Committee has concluded an 'on-site visit' of the Nijgadh International Airport construction site on Monday. The team flew to the site by a Nepal Army helicopter.

JUMLA, Nov 1: Janasari Gharti of Thabang had been undergoing treatment since two weeks at the Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (KAHS) in Jumla for lungs-related ailment.

OKHALDHUNGA, Oct 7: Rumjatar Airport of Okhaldhunga is all prepared to resume its flights from coming Tuesday after a closure of two years.

MUSIKOT, Oct 7: Salle airport in East Rukum has resumed flights today.

Oct 2: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

October 2, 2018 18:00 pm

Your daily dose of missed important news of the day.

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has requested people not to fly kites near the airport premises saying that it might disrupt the flight security.

PYUTHAN, Sept 24: A plan with an estimated cost of Rs 770 million was unveiled for the construction of Swargadwari (Chalnetar) Airport in Pyuthan.

KATHMANDU, Sept 16: While the government has been expressing commitment to plant trees in compensation of the deforestation due to construction of Nijgadh International Airport, environment experts have demanded that the government first reviewed the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of the national pride project.

BHOJPUR, Sept 9: Taksar Airport, the only one airport in Bhojpur, the district in Province 1, has not witnessed the flight for over the past one month.

Nijgadh airport must be built

August 1, 2018 02:00 am

Why we need alternative and additional international airports is obvious. Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), the only international airport in the country, has become too crowded, too congested and is too small to contain increasing air traffic.

KATHMANDU, July 31: The Ministry of Forest and Environment had invited feedback and opinions for a week from April 27 on the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) prepared for building the second international airport but very few feedback and comments were received.

KHOTANG, July 29: Nearly six months after the expiry of the deadline, only 60% of blacktopping work has been completed at the Lamidanda Airport, the oldest airport of Khotang.

KHOTANG, July 21: Negligence by contractors has left construction of Thamkharka airport in the eastern district of Khotang in quandary. The deadline to complete the work was mid-July, 2018.

KATHMANDU, July 19: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has directed the concerned bodies to complete the Pokhara airport, which is also a national pride project, within three years.

RUPANDEHI, July 15: Nepali entrepreneurs have been increasingly interested toward investing into hotels in Rupandehi district in view of the under-construction Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) at Bhairahawa.

TULSIPUR, July 1: People from Narayanpur have been agitated over government's plan to set up an alternative airport in Dang.

DOLAKHA, June 26: Bhimeshwar Municipality Office has started internal study for building an airport in the municipality. The second meeting of Bhimeshwar Municipal Council held in Charikot has allocated a budget of Rs 200,000 to conduct feasibility study for the airport.

CHARIKOT, June 25: Bhimeshwar Municipality has started doing homework to construct airport at Charikot, the district headquarters of Dolakh, the major tourist destination of the district.

BUTWAL, June 19: The construction work of Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) located in Bhairahawa seems to have taken pace, overcoming various controversies and barriers. About 45 percent of construction work has been completed till now, according to officials.

BUTWAL, June 18: The construction of Gautam Buddha International Airport based in Bhairahawa has gained moment.

POKHARA, June 17: A jet stream aircraft belonging to Yeti Airlines has narrowly escaped an accident at Pokhara Airport, on Sunday.

YEMEN, June 16: Saudi-led forces heading an assault on Yemen's rebel-held port city of Hodeida seized control of its international airport Saturday, officials loyal to Yemen's exiled government said, as fierce fighting continued for the starving nation's main gateway for food shipments.

JUMLA, June 10: Citing difficulties during take-off and landing, talks hoping to expand Jumla airport’s runway on both sides has started.

JUMLA, Jun 9: A Tara Air with Call Sign 9N-AEV has met with an accident while landing at the Jumla Airport in the district on Saturday afternoon.

POKHARA, June 8: Nepali Congress (NC) Kaski has drawn the attention of provincial government and federal government towards the report about the construction of a regional airport of an international-standard in Kaski.

POKHARA, June 8: Nepali Congress (NC) Kaski has drawn the attention of provincial government and federal government towards the report about the construction of a regional airport of an international-standard in Kaski.

SURKHET, June 6: A feasibility study of an international airport in Surkhet in Karnali Province has been carried out. The project that is located at Naulichaur of Bheriganga Rural Municipality in Surkhet covering 36,000 ropanis of land costs approximately Rs 7.41 billion, said Suraj Koirala, a consultant company engineer Suraj Koirala.

ILAM, June 5: A test flight was successfully conducted at the newly-built Phalgunanda Sukilumba Airport in Ilam district on Monday.

BARA, May 27: The government has distributed Rs 147.1 million as compensation to the landowners of Tonigya settlement of Jitpur Simara Sub-metropolitan city where an international airport is going to be constructed.