On Wednesday,March 4 we need to start the journey with a look of a local airline. Particular flight as it is a domestic overflight of Himalayan region very early on the morning. Fortunately the weather is superb on Kathmandu valley.
The transfert to the airport took 15 mn with a local taxi.
The domestic terminal is under work for expansion but it seems to be long!
Chek-in hall with many passengers checking in for their flights with lots of baggage but we received our BP quickly at Bhudda Air counter
Going through the security check to the airside area to the sole departure gate is completed in just a few minutes.
There's a shop and a restaurant upstairs
an area for smokers.
Terminal is not very clean and modern.
FIDS with local destinations
Kathmandu airport closed due weather'I'm not sure?
We were invited to return to landside to refund our ticket or choose to be rebooked on the day following. I choose second option. I'm informed by taxi driver:international airport has been closed due to exit of runway of a TX A333 registration TC-JOC details of the accident are here:http://avherald.com/h'article=482a5e9e
Domestic airport reopen by late afternoon as we walk around Stupa Boudhanath
Thursday march 5 we are back again very early in the morning to the domestic terminal. boardind will be by bus on time and it's a good opportunity to spot TK crash from the tarmac
I do not have any difficulties with agents and the weather is sunny
the flight is empty and I can choose seat in 1° row
Everyone has a window seat
the seat pitch is very decent
BP and safety card
Pushback is on time,taxi to runway with views of local aircraft and excellent views of TK in very bad position
Safety instructions by a beautiful PNC
After 20 minute flight over Kathmandu valley we see the mount Everest the roof of the world, known as Sagarmatha by the Nepalese and Chomolungma by the Tibetans. right next the Lhotse
Just at this moment each passengers were invited to the cockpit and the captain indicate me the peaks
A life-time experience! back to the green valley of Kathmandu
and we landed at Kathmandu Airport after our spectacular one hour flight Last view of the cabin and our charming Nepalese PNC
Last look to the aircraft
Leaving the domestic terminal we are going to the international airport always closed:all flights are canceled.
So from that time we had to wait 3 days to obtain a rebooking!
Here are a few pictures of Kathmandu and Bakthapur but unfortunately these World Heritage sites, suffered extensive damage in earthquake.
PLEASE: DON'T FORGET THE PEOPLE OF NEPAL!
Thanks for reading
Kathmandu - KTM
Kathmandu - KTM
unforgettable and great flight:nice crew Domestic airport KTM is a big bazard
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