Kathmandu, March 24
Both incoming and outgoing flights at the Kathmandu airport have been affected since early morning on Thursday as the communication equipment at the airport goes kaput.
Several flights have been cancelled whereas others have been delayed. The Tribhuvan International Airport authority says flights on both domestic and international sides have been affected.
As per provisional arrangements, only one flight can land or take off at the Kathmandu airport every 15 minutes now. In normal times, the airport provides landing/taking off opportunities to an aircraft once every two or three minutes.
The airport administration says the problem was caused by water leakage inside the building that houses the communication equipment.
Meanwhile, airline companies have requested passengers to call the service providers before coming to the airport for scheduled flights.