POKHARA, Jan 1: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that the construction of Nijgadh International Airport will begin soon. Inaugurating the Pokhara Regional International Airport (PRIA) here today, he mentioned that aerial connectivity is the most effective means of connectivity for a landlocked country like Nepal and said that the construction of the Nijgadh International Airport is necessary.

KATHMANDU, July 24: A few days ago, Bimal Pahari, president of Nepal Paragliding Pilot Club, expressed his grievances at a formal event. His complaint was, “We pilots and businessmen are to blame for the removal of paragliding from the skies of Pokhara, which has been there in the city for almost two and a half decades.”

POKHARA June 23- As the Pokhara Regional International airport is in the final stage of construction, the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), has directed the entrepreneurs concerned to shift the popular aerial adventure sport, paragliding, to some other place from January. According to the authorities, it is not possible for civil flights and paragliding to take place in the same sky at the same time.

KATHMANDU, May 16: Commercial flights from the Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) began starting Monday. Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba formally inaugurated Nepal’s second international airport, the GBIA today. The opening was marked by a successful landing of an international commercial flight.

KATHMANDU, April 21: The Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA), also a national pride project built in Rupandehi district of Lumbini Province, has formally come into operation from today. This is the second international airport in the country after the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu.

More than a fistful

December 21, 2019 09:12 am

The media is currently hot with the Nijgadh debate. The location for a new “green forest” airport, commonly understood as the “second” international or even as “prime” international airport, is in every media, print or visual. Not being able to do much in terms of visible development beyond lip talks, the government seems to be in a desperate mood to push some new high sounding projects for a change. Disappointed several times by mirage like “Melamchi”, people are not likely to believe in verbal commitments any longer. The gulf of distrust has widened so much that common idiom like “a pinch of salt” is no longer appropriate while “more than a fistful” would still not be as symbolic.

HONG KONG, August 12:  Hong Kong’s Airport Authority has canceled all flights not yet checked in by Monday afternoon

POKHARA, June 5: Construction work on Pokhara Regional International Airport is going on in full swing. If things go as planned, officials say the airport project will be completed at least six months ahead of the deadline.

KATHMANDU, May 29: The government is to bring the Gautam Buddha International Airport into operation from the coming fiscal year. The government has allocated Rs. 3.34 billion for the airport that has already seen around 74 per cent of construction work completed.

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.

BIRGUNJ, March 25: More than 1,400 households of Tangiya settlement at Jitpursimara Sub-Metropolitan City in Bara district do not have land ownership certificate and are living as landless squatters.

To build or not to build

December 30, 2018 02:00 am

If at all Nepal wants to become an air transit hub of Asia, Gautam Buddha International Airport will help us become one

The construction of Gautam Buddha International Airport, which is already delayed by a year, is expected to be complete by next year, according to latest reports.

BIRGUNJ, Sept 29: Province 2 Chief Minister Lal Babu Raut has stated that he will not allow the felling of trees before the Detailed Project Report (DPR) of the country's second international airport being built in Bara is prepared.