6 October, Kathmandu. The Biratnagar Airport, which was closed due to floods, has resumed operations from today.
The airport came into operation after two days of equipment testing. The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) had given permission to fly in the afternoon when the weather was clear. Accordingly, the flight has started from this morning, said Civil Aviation Authority spokesperson Raj Kumar Chhetri.
The flight schedule will be from morning to 5 pm only. The night flight will not be immediate as the equipment is yet to be checked.
According to NEA sources, for the time being, only VFR flights will be operated without IFR (equipment based) flights.
Once the equipment is in good condition, IFR will be flown. In case of IFR flight, night flight is also possible.