CAAN announces Chandragadhi airport to be the best airport of the year

Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has announced Chandragadhi airport located at Jhapa to be best domestic airport across the country.

On the occasion of 20th anniversary of CAAN, the authority evaluating the work of all airports has announced Chandragadhi airport “The best airport of the year.”

The compliment certificate issued by CAAN has mentioned the infrastructure development and expansion work of airport, passenger service facility extension, flight operations and airport security and beauty aspects of the airport.”

Rabindra Adhikari, Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation and Sanjeev Gautam, Director General of CAAN has awarded the compliment certificate to Purna Chudal, chief of Civil Aviation Authority of Chandragadhi.

Chandragadhi airport came into operation since 2026. Necessary preparations are underway for introducing night flight operation at the airport to serve passengers from India, Bhutan and Bangladesh. The certification to conduct night flight at the Chandragadhi Airport has already been awarded along with the necessary procedural designs.

The improvement of Chandragadhi airport, which is one of the busiest domestic airports in the Eastern part of the country has been increasingly intensified.

The physical and technical conditions of the airport have been greatly improved. VOR/DME equipment is being installed at the airport along with the installation of runway lights.

RNAV (Area Navigation) GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) Instrument Approach Procedure has also been established at Chandragadhi Airport to enhance the safety and efficiency of the aircraft operations and materialize the National PBN Implementation Plan of Nepal.

Currently, the airport has been using Satellite Best Day IFR technology. In the past, visibility of around 5000 meters were required for the flight operation. With the use of new technology, in 2200 meters visibility the flight operation are being conducted.

The construction work has paced up at Chandragadhi airport for day and night flight service under the instrument flights rule. The capacity of the waiting room has also been increased in view of increase in the flow of passengers at the airport. There has also been arrangement of free WiFi, garden and Children Park at the airport periphery. Similarly, parking area is also being expanded as the flights frequency has increased lately.

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