Aviation

Intl flight operations resume at Kathmandu airport

KATHMANDU

International flights on Saturday resumed from Nepal’s only international airport here after a Turkish jet which was blocking the runway following a crash landing on Wednesday morning, was removed successfully with the help of Indian Air Force technicians.

The Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) had remained closed for more than three days after a Turkish Airlines Airbus A-330 skidded off the runway and veered onto the grassy shoulder after losing balance during landing on Wednesday, reports Zee News.

“The airport’s runway has been cleared at 7.45 pm and the airport is ready for landing and take off,” said Upendra Bachhar, duty officer at the TIA, talking to PTI over phone.

“The international flights will soon start operation to and from the airport,” he said.

TIA spokesperson Purna Chudal said the airport will be kept open for 24 hours after the resumption of flight operations to ease the overflow of the stranded passengers.

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