KATHMANDU, April 5: A total of 780 foreigners have been repatriated in four different chartered flights from Kathmandu on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, March 22: It has been decided to show a red flag to all international flights in the country from this midnight till the next nine days bearing in mind a global pandemic of COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, March 18: The number international flights to and from Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) continue to decline with the issuance of fresh travel advisories from countries across the world. International flight cancellation rate has reached 60% in the country's sole international airport.

KATHMANDU, March 10: The number of passengers for international flights from Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), the country's sole international airport, has dropped by around 50 percent after the coronavirus creates a global health threat.

KATHMANDU, Feb 10: A fire that broke out at the Tribhuvan International Airport on Monday evening was doused a while ago with the help of fire extinguishers.

KATHMANDU, Jan 28: Amid mounting pressure on the police administration from multiple quarters regarding the detention of singer Astha Raut, the Kathmandu District Administration ordered to release her on bail on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 28: Concerned over the possible impact of the Wuhan coronavirus on human health and the Nepali tourism industry, the government has asked tourism entrepreneurs and the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) authorities to adopt all precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the virus.

KATHMANDU, Jan 27: District Administration Office Kathmandu on Monday allowed the police to remand singer Astha Raut in custody for four days.

KATHMANDU, Jan 20: No sooner Ramesh Prasad Aryal arrived at the arrival lounge at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) last Thursday and had a cursory glance around, he said he instantly felt very much 'at home'. "How/why," asked a fellow passenger and Aryal replied, "The huge statue of Buddha and one-horned rhino outside installed there reflects Nepal's culture and natural heritage!"

KATHMANDU, Jan 19: An arrest warrant has been issued against singer Astha Raut on Sunday for her ‘indecent behavior’ to on-duty police constable Ramita Shrestha at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) last week.

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: Even though singer Astha Raut claimed that she was harassed by an on-duty policewoman at the Tribhuvan International Airport two days ago, the CCTV footage that is now going viral on social media shows that Raut herself is too hostile to the policewoman.

TIA expanding its capacity

January 7, 2020 17:50 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 7: The capacity of the country's only international airport, Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), is being gradually expanded.

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: Tribhuvan International Airport, the country's only international airport has remained closed since today afternoon resulting in the disruption of several international and domestic flights owing to poor weather.

KATHMANDU, Nov 29: Police have arrested two Chinese nationals on the charge of possessing eight kilograms of smuggled gold from Tribhuvan International Airport.

Full throttle overhead

November 23, 2019 09:28 am

One old aviation hand suggested that I should do a piece timed to coincide with 36th International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers Association (IFATCA) Asia Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM) in Kathmandu (21-23 November). Seventy-seven and long retired, he still loves getting involved with aviation activities wherever possible. Though hesitant, I pondered if mitigating notoriety earned by TIA for inordinate long holdings in the air would be appropriate enough. As this was likely to make our ATCs little less stressful and that it was in consonance with the core aim of IFATCA, I decide to give it a try.

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

Your daily dose of missed important news of the day.

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.

Jan 8: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

January 8, 2019 18:00 pm

Your daily dose of missed important news of the day.

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.