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TIA operates service overnight; 30 international flights take off and land

Some 30 international flights have taken off and landed at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) since last night through this morning.

The TIA resumes services following the clearance of crash-landed airbus of Turkish Airlines from the runway of the only international airport of Nepal.

With the resumption of TIA service, the national flag carrier, Nepal Airlines, took off its first flight to New Delhi and returned Kathmandu from Delhi carrying 150 passengers, informed Nepal Civil Aviation Authority, Airport Office.

The airbus of same airlines had already been off to Kuala Lumpur of Malaysia and will fly for another destination after returning from Malaysia, Deputy Officer of the office, Keshab Bhattarai, told RSS.

The TIA which was disrupted for the past four days after Turkish Airlines´ plane grounded on runway on Wednesday morning resumed its service from 7.00 pm Saturday. RSS

Source: Republica

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TIA resumes int’l flight services after four days

The Tribhuvan International Airport ( TIA ) has resumed operation of its international flights after a four-day hiatus.

The TIA issued a notice to the airman permitting international flights to land from 7.30 pm, Saturday.

A Turkish Airliner (TK726) had skidded off the runway and veered onto the grassy shoulder after losing balance during landing on Wednesday.

The plane has been moved to the domestic temrinal.

Two Nepal Airlines aircraft, the Airbus and the Boeing, will be the first international flights after a four-day shutdown of the country’s only airport.

The aircraft’s body was lifted on Friday morning with the support of airbags.

Nepali technicians, technicians from India, experts, security personnel and TIA employees were able to move the Airbus despite snag during yesterday’s operation when the aircraft’s body tilted off balance because the aircraft lost its nose gear, which would have helped prop up the plane.

The aircraft was carrying 224 people aboard. All international flights had to be cancelled as the crashed Turkish plane has blocked the runway.

Indian Air Force’s Hercules aircraft had arrived here at the TIA at 1 pm on Thursday, with necessary equipments to clear the runway and a technical team has been working to clear the runway.

The TIA will be kept open for 24 hours after the resumption of flight operations to ease the overflow of the stranded passengers, TIA Manager Purna Chudal said.

Nepal government had requested the Indian government to assist in transporting the removal kit to tow the stranded jet.

Source: eKantipur

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TIA to remain closed till 5 pm

Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) which has been closed since Wednesday morning after Turkish Airlines Airbus met with an accident will remain closed till 5 pm today.

Purna Prasad Chudal, manager of Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) informed that the recovery team both form Nepal and India are busy in changing the nose wheel of the plane.

Maintenance work like gravelling of the ground is also underway at this hour, he added. Around 12,000 passengers have been hit due to the disruption of international flights at the TIA.

Source: Myrepublica

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