Connecting some of the most remote regions of Nepal, The airport is serviced by a number of domestic airlines
Bajura Airport is a domestic airport located in Budhinanda in Bajura district, in Sudurpashchim State in Nepal. This airport serves as one of the major means of transportation for the area. It is a domestic public airport that connects many remote areas of the district with Kathmandu. Many of the airport services are only focused on serving domestic passengers, the Civil Aviation Authority and the governments of Nepal are trying to upgrade many of them to serve tourists.
The airport was established on October 1, 1984. It is operated by the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) and is served by Nepal Airlines.
The IATA and ICAO airport code of this airport is BJU and VNBR respectively. There are various flights from Kathmandu to Bajura scheduled by major airlines and they are Nepal Airlines, Sita Air, Summit Air, and Tara Air. These airlines connect the district with major destinations like Kathmandu, Nepalgunj, and Birendranagar.
The airport sits at an elevation of 4,300 ft (1,311 m) above mean sea level. With an elevation of 4300 feet and 408 km away from Kathmandu, the airport connects the least developed and accessed districts of the west. The surface of the runway is paved with concrete and has a length of 1,706 feet.
The highest elevation with short runways makes some of the airports in Nepal very spine-chilling. Though once you get off the runway, you can enjoy the serene mountain ranges interspersed on most of the air routes of Nepal.
Bajura district is home to the Jiulekmandu Temple and Badimalika temples. For nature lovers, activities like bird watching, hiking through the Himalayan ranges in Bajura, will surely leave one astounded.
Compiled by Rina Kumari Mandal