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Nepal explores alternatives amid TIA problems

12 February 2019

Problems continue at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Nepal after the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) cancelled a tender for expansion in December 2018.

TIA faces severe capacity constraints, partly because of its location near mountainous terrain 4 km from the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu. Passenger traffic increased by 12.51% to 3.1 million in the first nine months of 2018. TIA hosts 29 airlines serving 24 international destinations.

Rabindra Prasad Adhikari, culture, aviation, and tourism minister, described the need for a second international airport in a speech during the recent Global Aviation Summit in Mumbai.

Expansion of Gautam Buddha Airport in Bhairahawa, including a runway extension to 3,000×45 m and Category II instrument landing system (ILS) upgrade, is intended to relieve congestion at TIA.

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