Helicopter parking to be extended in Tenzing Hillary Airport
27th Oct, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew
SOLUKHUMBU, Oct 27: Helicopter parking will be extended in the Tenzing Hillary (Lukla) airport of Solukhumbu. There are currently 5 helicopters parking at the airport and they are trying add more 5 helicopters.
Photo: Gopal Lama
According to the Chief of the airport, Yogendra Kunwar , five helicopter parking’s will be added within two years in the Tenzing Hillary airport Lukla ( Solukhumbu). Currently, there are altogether 120 flights to the airport, among which 80 flights conducted from helicopter and 40 flights are from the plane.
Kunwar said that the the number of passengers of helicopters have increased because of the tourists travelling to the Sagarmatha. And there is also plan to expand the terminal building capacity of the airport. After expanding the terminal building, the airport will have capacity of four hundred passengers.
Helicopters of Air Dynasty, Simrik Air, Shree Airlines, Fishtail Air, Mountain Helicopter, Prabhu Helicopter, Manang Air, Altitude Air, Heli Everest, Kailash Helicopter are flying from the airport. Also airline companies such as , Tara Air, Sita Air, Summit Air, Nepal Air Corporation are flying from this airport at this time.