National flag carrier, Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) is operating daily flights from Kathmandu to Dang at Tarigaun airport from yesterday.
Bijay Lama, spokesperson of the corporation had stated that daily flights to Dang would be commenced.
Summit Air has been conducting one flight weekly since last year at Tarigaun airport which was closed for long time.
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.
According to the schedule, NAC will take-off at 11:45 am from Kathmandu to Dang and fly back to Kathmandu in the afternoon at 1:20 pm.
The corporation has allocated the air ticket price from Kathmandu to Dang at Rs 6070 whereas from Dang and Kathmandu at Rs 5,880.
Ghyaneshyam Pandey, Mayor of Sub-municipality informed that modern terminal building for air passenger will be constructed at Dang airport.
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 to encourage operators.
Honorable Minister Krishna Bahadur Mehra, Ghaneyshyam Poudel, Chief of Tulsipur Sub-Municipality and Meta Mani Chaudhary have made initiative for preparation of constructing temporary fuel depot and terminal expansion at Dang Airport.
The government has also made decision for the construction and the process has already begun. The terminal building will be constructed for the convenience of the passenger along with Tulsipur airport operating with temporary fuel depot.
The budget has been allocated from the center for terminal building. “We are expecting the flight services to be regular as the government has also supported for enhancement of airport for its smooth operation,” said Poudel.
Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC), national flag carrier has planned to increase its flight service to Tulsipur at Dang from Kathmandu.
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.