Airport name: Tribhuvan International Airport
ICAO code: VNKT
IATA Code: KTM
City Name: Kathmandu
Fire Category: VIII
Airport Operating Hours of VNKT airport / KTM airport: 0030 UTC-2115 UTC Daily
Curfew and Restrictions of VNKT airport / KTM airport: Nil
(It is recommended to check GA restriction and curfew before you operate into VNKT airport)
CIQ Hours of VNKT airport / KTM airport: 0030-2115 UTC
Slots/PPR requirements at VNKT airport / KTM airport: Airport slots are required when you operate in VNKT airport. Slots are requested via e-mail / fax from the airport slot coordinator. This is generally done by the agent or handler on the behalf of operator.
Parking Availability at VNKT airport / KTM airport: Limited overnight parking is available at VNKT airport with prior approval only. VNKT airport implement temporary parking restrictions from time to time. It’s always recommended to confirm all parking arrangements well in advance. Most of the parking stands at VNKT airport need aircraft to be pushed back before departure using tow bar and push truck.
Port of entry/exit VNKT airport / KTM airport: Yes, VNKT airport is port of entry/exit.
Crew visa requirements for GA flights in Nepal: Nepal visa is required for crew members and Visa on arrival is available for crew at VNKT airport.
Pax visa requirements for GA flights in Nepal: All Pax must arrive with valid Nepal Visa. Visa upon arrival is also available in Nepal for most of the nationalities.
Ground Handler at VNKT airport / KTM airport: VVIP Flight (firstname.lastname@example.org) can assist you with your Landing permits, Defense clearance, Ground handling, slots, parking, CIQ coordination, Catering coordination, Aviation Fuel coordination, Ground transportation arrangements, flight dispatch, weather services, hotel arrangements and other GA flight services at VNKT airport / KTM airport
VNKT Landing Permit Notice Period: It takes 7 working days to obtain VNKT landing permit. The below mentioned documents are required to obtain landing permit:-
- A COPY OF AIR OPERATOR CERTIFICATE (AOC).
- A COPY OF CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION OF AIRCRAFT (C OF R)
- A COPY OF CERTIFICATE OF AIRWORTHINESS OF AIRCRAFT (C OF A)
- A COPY OF AIRCRAFT FLIGHT MANUAL (AFM) THAT SHOWS THE MAXIMUM TAKE OFF WEIGHT OF AIRCRAFT (MTOW).
- A COPY OF CERTIFICATE OF INSURANCE OF AIRCRAFT COVERING THIRD PARTY LIABILITY OF NOT LESS THAN US$ 60 MILLION ($60,000,000).
- A COPY OF SIMULATOR CERTIFICATE OF PIC FOR KATHMANDU SID/SIA & MAPS (AS MENTIONED IN THE AIP NEPAL)
- A COPY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY CERTIFICATE OF PIC IF , NON –NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKER.
- A COPY OF THE PIC’S LICENSE.
GA Lounge/Terminal at VNKT airport / KTM Airport: General aviation lounge is not available at VNKT airport.
Crew Special training : Simulator Training of Pilot for VNKT airport SID/SIA & MAPS is required as mentioned in AIP of Nepal.
Tow Bar requirements at VNKT airport / KTM airport: All parking stands at VNKT airport need aircraft to be pushed back before departure using tow bar and push truck. It is mandatory regulation to carry tow bar on board the aircraft in Nepal.
Caterer at VNKT /KTM airport: Catering, laundry and dish cleaning facility are available with caterers at VNKT / KTM airport.
Jet Fuel at VNKT / KTM airport: Fuel is available at VNKT airport.
Hotel at VNKT airport: The Hyatt Regency, Marriott Hotel and Radisson Hotel are some of the good 5 Star hotel options available in the city.
Places to Visit: In the heart of Nepal, surrounding the country’s capital city, the Kathmandu Valley is packed with an incredible array of fascinating sites. These include sacred Hindu and Buddhist temples, medieval cities and royal palaces, bucolic national parks and superb Himalayan panoramas. You could spend many weeks or even months exploring the region. Kathmandu is an incredibly diverse, historic city with amazing architecture, exquisite wood carvings and metal craft which showcase the skills of the Newar artisans of centuries ago. The Durbar (palace) Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site lies in the heart of the city with the old palace accompanied by a number of pagoda style temples that boast of superb craftsmanship in wood and metal. Pashupatinath, Boudha and Swayambhu, three of the prominent religious pilgrimage sites are World Heritage Sites and a must see.
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