Dang airport to be facilitated with temporary fuel depot

Posted on by Pinkey Rai

Temporary fuel depot will be arranged to Tarigaun Airport located at Dang.

It has been informed that it has been decided to bring temporary fuel depot after commencement of regular flights from December, 2018.

Sushil Bhattarai, chief of Nepal Oil Corporation stated that in order to establish a depot in the airport, technical team will be visiting the airport with necessary equipment and materials.

Chief Bhattarai informed that the fuel tanker and bowser are likely to arrive at Tarigaun Airport soon.

Previously, Krishna Bahadur Mahara, Federal Parliament Speaker promised to bring temporary depot at airport until the fuel depot was not constructed.

Ghaneshyam Pandey, Mayor of Sub-municipality informed that he has been initiating to establish permanent fuel depot. He said that the air fare will decrease after the temporary fuel depot is constructed.

Mayor Pandey shared the plan to make arrangement for airline to operate 2 flights in a day along with the fuel depot establishment.

Likewise, Tarigaun airport started daily flights from December 27, 2018.

Mayor Pandey informed that modern terminal building for air passenger will be constructed at Dang airport.

Previously, airline operators did not show interest to operate at Dang stating the airport lacks refueling facility. However, Summit Air resumed service at the airport from 7th January, 2018.

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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