Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) is preparing to start domestic night flights from two airports (Chandragadhi and Janakpur Airport) to cope with the growing air passengers’ demand from both the airports.
Sanjeev Gautam, Director General of CAAN in a press meet program yesterday informed that the two airports will be equipped with necessary infrastructures to initiate night flights from 1st January 2019.
The certification to conduct night flight at the airports has already been accomplished along with the necessary procedural designs. At present, only TIA, Nepalgunj, Bhairahawa, Simara, Biratnagar and Dhangadhi airports operate night flights which have the capacity to accommodate ATR-72 model planes except in Simara.
After the commencement of flight in these two areas, CAAN plans to launch night flights in other big airports in Terai region. This will help to demise the hectic traffic TIA has to face as it operates both national and international flights with its limited infrastructure.
Dhangadhi Airport, one of the busiest domestic airports at the Far Western of the country commenced the night flight operation after CAAN had established RNAV (Area Navigation) GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) Instrument Approach Procedure on March at the airport with the new navigation procedure which has assistance the airline operator to conduct Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) procedure and night flight at the airport.