Flight operation resumes in Meghauli Airport after 5 years
November 9, 2016-CHITWAN
Meghauli Airport located in the Chitwan, is an airport serving the passengers from Meghauli, a village in the Chitwan district of the Narayani zone in southern Nepal. It lies some 30 kilometers west to Bharatpur and constructed in 2030 BS. The airport infrastructure is in a poor condition as it remained closed for long. The resuming of the flight operations on the airport that remained closed for five years has brought smile to the faces of locals.
The flights to and from Megauli Airport were stopped with the shifting of hotels inside the Chitwan National Park (CNP) to other locations. With the reoperation of the standard stars hotels around the airport, they were forced to resume the flight, said the Airport officials.
The landing of Tara Air’s DHC 6-300 Twin Otter 18-seater charter flight in the airport on 5th of November came as good news for the locals. It is believed that the regular operation of the airport helps to improve the local tourism. Although the airport’s runway cannot handle the wide body aircraft, the airport consists of small runway followed by the major tourist town and famous for wildlife tourism place, Sauraha, where the most tourists arrive here to enjoy the local culture.
Meantime, Bharatpur Airport remain in rush relatively these days. Although the airport has the seven scheduled flights, the airports officers handle till 12 flights per day. The ongoing widening works along the Muglin-Narayangadh Road section is attributed for the increase in the flight’s schedule in the airport.