Kathmandu airport resuming operation 12 hours after Malindo Air runway excursion

An aircraft belonging to Malindo Air has been taken back to the runway at Tribhuvan International Airport, almost 12 hours after it veered off, on Friday, April 20, 2018.

Kathmandu, April 20

Tribhuvan International Airport, the sole airport handling international flights from and to Nepal, says it will resume flight operations from 11:30 am today, almost 12 hours after it closed the functioning.

An aircraft belonging to Malaysia’s Malindo Air had veered off the runway onto the grassland on Thursday night, thereby affecting all domestic and international flights.

Chief of the Airport, Raj Kumar Chhetri, informs Onlinekhabar that the operation has been possible after the aircraft has been removed from the ground.

The aircraft now has been taken to a parking bay via the runway.

The aeroplane was about to take off the Kathmandu airport with 139 passengers including the cabin crew when it got into the excursion last night.


The incident has not caused any human casualty.

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