Daily 2 flights to Dang

Posted on by Biju Shrestha

Flag carrier Nepal Airlines which is currently operating 1 daily flight at Tarigaun Airport is set to operate 2 daily flights to the airport. The airline will be commencing 2 daily flights from coming Monday (April 1).

The airline has prepared to operate 2 daily flights as the passenger frequency has been high lately stated airlines official.

Dang airport which came into operation in 1954 AD has been irregular in its services due to lack of refueling facilities and improper runway. Airline operators also did not show interest to operate at Dang stating the airport lacked many infrastructures.

Summit Air had been conducting 1 weekly flight to the airport and NAC started 1 daily flight from late December last year.

Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) initiated necessary technical protocols and directed officials to prepare the resumption of the long shut down airport after repeated pressure from locals and authorities of Dang.

Now, the authorities have taken step to introduce fuel depot facility at the airport and the construction of terminal building is also in final stage.

With the news of increasing flight, locals have been pleased and are happy with the decision.

The corporation has allocated the air ticket price from Kathmandu to Dang at NRs. 6070 whereas from Dang and Kathmandu at NRs. 5,880 and has been flying at 11:45 am from Kathmandu to Dang and back to Kathmandu in the afternoon at 1:20 pm.

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 meters 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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