Tribhuvan International Airport

by budget_trekking | Mar 13, 2018
Tribhuvan International Airport

Tribhuvan International airport is the only international airport in Nepal. The name of the airport comes from the then King’s father whose name was Tribhuvan Bir Bikram Shah Dev. The airport came under operations in 1949 but was inaugurated only in 1955.

In today’s date Tribhuvan International airport remains a 1 air strip air base and serves both national and International carriers. It has two terminal; one for the international travelers and second for the national travelers. The runway is concrete and around 3000 meters long and it serves over 20 international carriers and over 10 national carriers.

The immigration is stationed inside the airport and in the arrival as well as departures. The immigration officers are stationed from 7 am – 12 midnight and speak English. The accepted mode of payment for visa and charges applicable can only be paid in cash and in United states dollars. Taxi stand is located right outside the airport and the airport is connected by city bus as well. The city bus does not offer service at night and usually shuts operation by 7:00 pm.

Tribhuvan International airport remains unharmed from the earthquake of April, 2015. Since day two of the quake, the airport had resumed its operation.