Insight: Everything To Know About Lukla Flight Route This Season
Lukla is often called as a gateway to the Everest region. Lukla is also home to the world’s dangerous airport, Tenzing–Hillary Airport , also known as Lukla Airport.
Flying to Lukla airport itself is an adventure. As trekking season for 2019 is about to begin, there is some new development in the Kathmandu-Lukla flight route.
Everything To Know About Lukla Flight Route This Season
Due to runway maintenance work in Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu, There will be no flights between Lukla and Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) from April 1, 2019 to July 30, 2019. In order to fly to Lukla, You need to visit Manthali Airport which is situated in Ramechhap.
Manthali Airport is located 132 kms east of Kathmandu. It will takes 4.5-5 hours to reach there from Kathmandu by road.
Facts About Lukla Airport
Lukla Airport is also called as a Tenzing–Hillary Airport. It was built in 1964 A.D and located at an altitude of 9,334 ft / 2,845 m.
Location: Lukla, Solukhumbhu District.
IATA Code: LUA
ICAO Code: VNLK
Runway Facts: 527 m (1,729 ft) × 30 m (98 ft)