Blacktopping of runway begins at Nepalgunj Airport

KHAJURA, BANKE: Blacktopping of the runway at the Nepalgunj Airport has begun. With this, evening flights would be closed for 35 days.

According to Pratapbabu Tiwari, Chief of Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal in Nepalgunj, the airport would remain closed from 3:00 pm to 6:00 am regularly, following the blacktopping.

Area covered by the airport apron and the taxi parking zone would also be blacktopped by adding a layer to the existing surface.

Flights in remaining hours are regular. Disruption of evening flights is likely to affect passengers in the winter when morning flights are normally irregular due to adverse weather conditions.

During normal times, the airport based in Ranjha makes around 18 flights to Kathmandu and hilly districts in the Karnali zone every day.