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Nepal has 53 airports; only 10 are self-sustaining, 24 in loss, 19 non-operational

The Meghauli Airport in Chitwan has turned into a grazing land for local cattle.

Kathmandu, March 12

Nepal has 53 airports, but only 10 are self-sustaining, according to records at the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal.

Likewise, 24 others are in loss. Further, 19 others are non-operational, ready to shut down.

The authority has prepared a report based on the income and expenses of airports across the country for the past five years.

Airports that are self-sustaining and earning profits:

  1. Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
  2. Bhairahawa Airport, Rupandehi
  3. Biratnagar Airport, Morang
  4. Chandragadhi Airport, Jhapa
  5. Nepalgunj Airport, Banke
  6. Dhangadhi Airport, Kailali
  7. Pokhara Airport, Kaski
  8. Bharatpur Airport, Chitwan
  9. Lukla Airport, Solukhumbu
  10. Simkot Airport, Humla

Airports that are in loss:

  1. Rajbiraj Airport, Saptari
  2. Janakpur Airport, Dhanusha
  3. Simara Airport, Bara
  4. Surkhet Airport
  5. Dang Airport
  6. Taplejung Airport
  7. Tuplingtar Airport, Sankhuwasabha
  8. Bhojpur Airport
  9. Dhamkharka Airport, Khotang
  10. Manmaya Rai Khanidanda Airport, Khotang
  11. Lamidanda Airport, Khotang
  12. Rumjatar Airport, Okhaldhunga
  13. Phaplu Airport, Solukhumbu
  14. Ramechhap Airport
  15. Jomsom Airport, Mustang
  16. Jumla Airport
  17. Rara Airport, Mugu
  18. Salle Airport, Rukum
  19. Sanphebagar Airport, Achham
  20. Juphal Airport, Dolpa
  21. Bajhang Airport
  22. Bajura Airport
  23. Doti Airport
  24. Baitadi Airport

Non-operational airports:

  1. Baglung Airport
  2. Rukum Airport
  3. Manang Airport
  4. Kangeldanda Airport
  5. Meghauli Airport, Chitwan
  6. Darchula Airport
  7. Dhorpatan Airport, Baglung
  8. Phalgunanda Airport, Ilam
  9. Gorkha Airport
  10. Resunga Airport, Gulmi
  11. Jiri Airport, Dolakha
  12. Khiji Chandeshwari Airport, Okhaldhunga
  13. Langtang Airport, Rasuwa
  14. Mahendranagar Airport, Kanchanpur
  15. Masinechaur Airport, Dolpa
  16. Rolpa Airport
  17. Syangboche Airport
  18. Tikapur Airport, Kailali
  19. Kalikot Airport, Solukhumbu

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