Nepalese passengers and rescue workers from around the world continued to face difficulties here on Friday with inordinate delays in baggage reclamation compounding the problems at the airport, which has practically become a shelter for the needy and foreign backpackers.
Nepal has stopped allowing unscheduled relief flights by Indian commercial airlines as the huge amount of relief and rescue material is causing clogging of the Tribhuvan International Airport, officials said on Thursday.
Nepalese officials scrambled on Monday to get aid from the main airport to people left homeless and hungry by a devastating earthquake two days earlier, while thousands tired of waiting fled the capital Kathmandu for the surrounding plains.
Air services to quake-devastated Nepalese capital Kathmandu from India returned to normal on Monday but shortage of parking bays at the airport was preventing the carriers to operate more flights to evacuate stranded people.
Kathmandu: Flights today resumed from Nepal's only international airport here as it reopened four days after a Turkish jet skidded off its runway and was removed successfully with the help of Indian Air Force technicians leaving nearly 50,000 travellers stranded.
International flights on Saturday resumed from Nepal's only international airport here after a Turkish jet which was blocking the runway following a crash landing on Wednesday morning, was removed successfully with the help of Indian Air Force technicians.
An Indian Air Force C-130J Super Hercules transport plane carrying an aircraft removal kit landed in Kathmandu`s Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) on Thursday to help remove a Turkish Airlines Airbus A-330 that skidded off the runway on Wednesday.
All 224 passengers on board a Turkish Airlines flight had a narrow escape when their Airbus A330 aircraft skidded off the runway at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) here early on Wednesday morning. The terminal, Nepal`s only international airport, was ordered shut till 5 pm on Wednesday leading to cancellation or delays in at least 10 international flights, authorities said.
The aircraft of Biman Bangladesh Airlines caught fire during landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). The fire was immediately controlled while all the passengers on board were rescued safely.
The rear landing gear of an IndiGo Airlines aircraft caught fire after landing at Kathmandu`s Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Saturday afternoon, airport officials said, adding all the passengers on board were evacuated safely.