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Old 26th Apr 2015, 11:17
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Kathmandu Airport

Anybody know if Khatmandu airport is open , had any damage ?
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Old 26th Apr 2015, 11:20
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Well, I have heard BBC state on several occasions that the airport is open.
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Old 26th Apr 2015, 11:37
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Yes, its open for operation. I don't have much info on the extent of damage at the airport. But you can see many flights operating in and out of KTM here:
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Old 26th Apr 2015, 13:32
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No NOTAMS on it being closed but my local newspaper asserts that it is closed.

I was watching the NOTAMS before the quake. No change.
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Old 26th Apr 2015, 13:36
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looks like many are holding...
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Old 26th Apr 2015, 13:40
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I would not be surprised if the NOTAM service is a bit limited at the moment.
I would be equally surprised if the airport is operating as usual.
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Old 26th Apr 2015, 14:53
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QTR652 has just landed after much holding, ETD292A is on the glide, and HDA103 took off a few minutes ago (FR24 data). Perhaps they took some time to check/fix some ground equipments (ILS?) in between.
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Old 26th Apr 2015, 17:03
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Today, TG was performing 2 flights in (TG3199 and TG319) and out (TG3209 and TG320) of Kathmandu airport. I heard that after TG319 landed, it was an aftershock. The plane was forced to waiting at the runway before clearing to taxied to the tarmac and passengers were disembarking.
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Old 26th Apr 2015, 19:11
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Thanks guys , just as long as aid flights etc can get in and out . Going to be a huge evac for tourists . I believe could be over 150,000 ? Pls correct me if wrong .
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Old 26th Apr 2015, 19:48
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The airport has not been damaged. Each time there is a tremor, the building is evacuated. They are shutting the airport as there is no one to man their posts during that time. Can't blame them too for being cautious.
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Old 27th Apr 2015, 07:22
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Can't blame them too for being cautious.
This is humor right ?
Not sure it will be appreciated at its full value in the circumstances.

The runway is OK, the ATC facilites not seriouly damaged and functioning.

Going to be a huge evac for tourists
I am not sure that this is the priority of the authorities at the moment, but having a functioning airport to get the emergency aid in , is .
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Old 27th Apr 2015, 09:08
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at the time VNKT is fully open and handling multi relief flights: a NAF DC10 from Eindhoven, a LOT B788 from Warsaw and a Titan B763 from Stansted. Later the day a GAA MD11 from Berlin-SXF and many more flights from other asian nations are expected.
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