Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu is now open 21 hours a day
Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) general manager Raj Kumar Chettri was quoted by The Kathmandu Post on Monday as saying that the airport in the capital of Nepal was ready to remain open 21 hours a day.
Previously, the country’s sole international gateway operated for 18 hours 30 minutes in three shifts daily. This schedule had caused severe traffic congestion.
“The new schedule will be formally inaugurated on Monday,” said Chettri, “each shift will be lengthened by one hour.”
The customs office, police and other security agencies were said to have agreed to the new shift duration. Meanwhile, the airport plans to hire more air traffic controllers (ATCs) in the coming days, as an addition to the 72 ATCs already working in three shifts.
Read full story: thejakartapost.com
Posted: 22 May 2018 20:07:58