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The 22 largest airports and airlines in Nepal

Further information is provided on the 22 biggest airports in Nepal. At Tribhuvan International Airport alone, 27 airlines operate and serve flights to and from 32 destinations.

Out of the ten airlines of the country we have listed biggest 8. Buddha Air is leading here with a total of 14 flight destinations.

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The 22 biggest airports in Nepal

KTMTribhuvan International AirportKathmandu2732
BWAGautam Buddha AirportBhairawa11
JKRJanakpur AirportJanakpur11
KEPNepalgunj AirportNepalgunj11
PKRPokhara AirportPokhara11
BIRBiratnagar AirportBiratnagar11
TPJTaplejung AirportTaplejungn/an/a
BHRBharatpur AirportBharatpur11
BDPBhadrapur AirportBhadrapur11
TMITumling Tar AirportTumling Tar11
MWPMountain AirportMountainn/an/a
DOPDolpa AirportDolpan/an/a
JUMJumla AirportJumlan/an/a
JMOJomsom AirportJomsomn/an/a
LUALukla AirportLuklan/an/a
MEYMeghauli AirportMeghaulin/an/a
PPLPhaplu AirportPhaplun/an/a
RUKRukum Chaurjahari AirportRukumkotn/an/a
RUMRumjatar AirportRumjatarn/an/a
SIFSimara AirportSimaran/an/a
SKHSurkhet AirportSurkhetn/an/a
IMKSimikot AirportSimikotn/an/a

Freight volume

In 2021, a total of 17.31 million ton-kilometers (= total mass transported in tons multiplied by kilometers traveled) of cargo was moved by air in Nepal.

The biggest airlines based in Nepal

The largest airline in the country with scheduled passenger traffic and in terms of fleet size is Buddha Air. It flies to 14 domestic and international airports. It currently has a fleet of 16 aircrafts. The main airlines for civil passenger traffic in Nepal are:

IATANameCallsignFleet sizeDestinations
U4Buddha AirBuddha Air1614
N9Shree AirlinesShreeair157
TBTara AirTara Air715
GUAGuna AirlinesGuna Air710
RANepal AirlinesRoyal Nepal636
YTYeti AirlinesYeti Airlines68
SMASummit AirSummit Air510
STSita AirSita Air413

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