CAAN preparing to operate Dang Airport from 7th January

Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) is preparing to operate Tarigaun Airport, Dang from 7th January for which necessary technical protocols have been prepared. As per the information, the officials have already been directed to initiate essential processes for the airport to operate.

The airport has no any deficiencies as per the technical review because it has already been operated previously. At preliminary phase, CAAN will dispatch officials from Nepalgunj and will shortly manage the sustainable manpower for the airport.

Due to repeated request from the citizens and authorities of Dang, CAAN is giving priority to operate the airport so that it will be comfortable for operating flights to hilly regions.

The airport doesn’t feature refueling facility so, the fuel will be made available from Nepalgunj via tankers and bowsers.

Previously, airline operators did not show their interest to operate at Dang stating the airport lacks blacktopped runway and refueling facility.

Summit Air is planning to commence flights to the airport from 7th January in coordination with Tulsipur Sub-Metropolitan Municipality. The plan includes two flights per week at the first phase and progressively increasing the number of flights on coming days. The flights will be scheduled as one flight for Sunday and Friday to the Dang sector. The company has allocated Nrs.6800 and Nrs. 7200 for Kathmandu to Dang flights.

Dang (Tarigaun) Airport is located in western Nepal at an elevation of 634 m./2080 ft. above mean sea level. The airport has Bituminous Paved (Asphalt Concrete) runway with its dimension of 750 m x 30 meter aligned to 160 degrees and 340 degrees. The airport currently has three parking bay which can accommodate the STOL aircraft like Dornier D228, DHC6 Twin Otter, LET L410, Harbin Y12e and Cessna Grand Caravan C208.

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