Kathmandu – Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) has come into operation for 22 hours a day from today as it extends its opening hour by an hour. The working hours have been set from 5:00 am to 3:00 am of the next day. Earlier, the government had run TIA for 21 hours daily from May 21.
“Although TIA had remained open from 6:00 am, the domestic flights were operated only from 7:00 am. Now the flights will be operated from 6:00 am onward,” TIA General Manager Raj Kumar Chhetri was quoted in Rashtriya Samachar Samiti.
The airport has started its service from 5:00 am in view of the increasing flow of passengers due to festivals and tourist season. Nepal Airlines and Himalaya Airlines have been operating flights during the additional time — 12:30 am to 3:00 am daily.
Meanwhile, Qatar Airways, which has been operating five flights in Kathmandu, has added an additional flight from today till October 27.
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