The only international airport of Nepal Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) shut down all the flight operations for three hours on Friday morning.
TIA remained closed with halt in all international flights since 7:00 a.m. local time for the maintenance of its single runway.
General Manager of TIA, Birendra Bahadur Shrestha told Xinhua via phone, “There was an immediate need of maintenance of the runway, which witnessed few damages after the heavy traffic led by April 25 massive earthquake.”
Many flights were diverted following the shutdown of the only international airport. Hundreds of passengers were stranded at the airport after the halt. Enditem