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Direct flights to Kathmandu (KTM)

Tribhuvan International Airport - Airport code: KTM

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Non-stop flights to Kathmandu (KTM)

Last updated on: 05-06-2021

Tribhuvan International Airport is the largest airport in Nepal. In total there are 36 airports around the world that have direct flights to Kathmandu, spread around 35 cities in 15 countries. Currently, there are 13 domestic flights to Kathmandu.

Kathmandu is mainly known for sightseeing & culture and adventure.

Most tourists that come to Kathmandu visit one of the following sights:

  • Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Nepal
  • Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Swayambhunath Stupa, Kathmandu, Nepal

This month, there are 3,561 flights arriving at Kathmandu Airport, which are 119 flights per day or 5 flights per hour. On an average day, there is at least 1 flight arriving every 12 minutes.

The most frequently departed flights to Kathmandu are routes from Pokhara (PKR) in Nepal and Biratnagar (BIR), also in Nepal. These two routes together are operated 952 times this month, and make up for 27% of all monthly arrivals at Tribhuvan International Airport.

The longest flight to Kathmandu KTM is departing from Istanbul (IST). This non-stop flight takes around 8 hours and covers a distance of 3,298 miles (5,307 km).

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List of all direct flights to Kathmandu

Below you can find a list of all cities and countries that have direct flights to Kathmandu, ordered by popularity.

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Currently, there are 24 airlines that fly to Kathmandu. Most flights to Kathmandu are operated by Buddha Air, as they connect 13 airports to KTM. Below you can find a list of airlines that operate most KTM flights:

Business class flights to Kathmandu

There are 14 airports that have flights to Kathmandu in Business Class. All airports that offer business class flights to KTM are listed below:

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First class flights to Kathmandu

There is only one airport that has First Class flights to Kathmandu, which is Seoul (ICN).

International flights to Kathmandu

Bangladesh
Flights from Bangladesh to Kathmandu

Dhaka is the only city in Bangladesh with direct flights to Kathmandu. From Dhaka, you can fly non-stop with Biman Airlines or Himalaya Airlines.

Bhutan
Flights from Bhutan to Kathmandu

In Bhutan, the only airport that has a direct connection to Kathmandu is Paro. From Paro, direct flights are offered by Bhutan Airlines. This route is recently announced though, and not operational yet. It will start in May 2021.

China
Flights from China to Kathmandu

There are 4 airports in China that have non-stop flights to Kathmandu.

From Chengdu, direct flights are offered by Air China (Star Alliance).
From Chongqing, the only airline with direct flights is Himalaya Airlines. This is a seasonal route that starts in May and ends in October.
From Guangzhou, you can fly non-stop to Kathmandu with China Southern (SkyTeam).
From Kunming, the only airline with direct flights is Himalaya Airlines. This route is recently announced though, and not operational yet. It will start in May 2021.

Hong Kong
Flights from Hong Kong to Kathmandu

There is 1 airport in Hong Kong that has a direct connection to Kathmandu, which is Hong Kong. From Hong Kong, you can fly non-stop with Cathay Pacific (Oneworld) or Nepal Airlines. This is a seasonal route that starts in May and ends in October.

India
Flights from India to Kathmandu

If you are looking for a direct flight from India to Kathmandu, there are 3 airports to choose from.

From Kolkata, direct flights are offered by Air India (Star Alliance).
From New Delhi, direct flights are offered by Air India (Star Alliance), Nepal Airlines and Vistara.
From Varanasi, you can fly non-stop to Kathmandu with Buddha Air.

Japan
Flights from Japan to Kathmandu

In Japan, the only airport that has a direct connection to Kathmandu is Tokyo. From Tokyo, direct flights are offered by Nepal Airlines. This is a seasonal route that starts in May and ends in October.

Kuwait
Flights from Kuwait to Kathmandu

Kuwait City is the only city in Kuwait with direct flights to Kathmandu. From Kuwait City, direct flights are offered by Jazeera Airways. This is a seasonal route that starts in May and ends in October.

Malaysia
Flights from Malaysia to Kathmandu

There is 1 airport in Malaysia that has a direct connection to Kathmandu, which is Kuala Lumpur. From Kuala Lumpur, there are 4 airlines that have direct services to Kathmandu, which are Himalaya Airlines, Malaysia Airlines (Oneworld), Malindo Air and Nepal Airlines.

Oman
Flights from Oman to Kathmandu

Muscat is the only city in Oman with direct flights to Kathmandu. From Muscat, direct flights are offered by SalamAir. This is a seasonal route that starts in May and ends in June.

Qatar
Flights from Qatar to Kathmandu

In Qatar, the only airport that has a direct connection to Kathmandu is Doha. From Doha, direct flights are offered by Himalaya Airlines, Nepal Airlines and Qatar Airways (Oneworld).

Saudi Arabia
Flights from Saudi Arabia to Kathmandu

In Saudi Arabia, there are 2 airports that have direct flights to Kathmandu.

From Dammam and Riyadh, you can fly with Himalaya Airlines.

Singapore
Flights from Singapore to Kathmandu

There is 1 airport in Singapore that has a direct connection to Kathmandu, which is Singapore. From Singapore, direct flights are offered by SilkAir.

South Korea
Flights from South Korea to Kathmandu

In South Korea, the only airport that has a direct connection to Kathmandu is Seoul. From Seoul, direct flights are offered by Korean Air (SkyTeam). This route is not operational yet but will start in June.

Turkey
Flights from Turkey to Kathmandu

Istanbul is the only city in Turkey with direct flights to Kathmandu. From Istanbul, direct flights are offered by Turkish Airlines (Star Alliance).

United Arab Emirates
Flights from United Arab Emirates to Kathmandu

If you are looking for a direct flight from United Arab Emirates to Kathmandu, there are 3 airports to choose from.

From Abu Dhabi, direct flights are offered by InterSky. This is a seasonal route that starts in May and ends in October.
From Dubai, direct flights are offered by Flydubai, Himalaya Airlines and Nepal Airlines.
From Dubai (Sharjah), you can fly non-stop to Kathmandu with Air Arabia.

Domestic flights to Kathmandu

Nepal
Flights from Nepal to Kathmandu

There are lots of domestic flights to Kathmandu (KTM). 13 airports in Nepal have direct flights to the airport.

From Bhadrapur / Chandragadhi and Bhairawa, Siddharthanagar, you can fly with Buddha Air, Shree Airlines and Yeti Airlines.
From Bharatpur, direct flights are offered by Buddha Air, Simrik Airlines and Yeti Airlines.
From Biratnagar, direct flights are offered by Buddha Air, Shree Airlines and Yeti Airlines.
From Dhangadhi, you can fly non-stop with Buddha Air or Shree Airlines.
From Janakpur, direct flights are offered by Buddha Air, Shree Airlines and Yeti Airlines.
From Lukla, direct flights are offered by Yeti Airlines.
From Nepalgunj, direct flights are offered by Buddha Air, Shree Airlines and Yeti Airlines.
From Pokhara, there are 4 airlines that have direct services to Kathmandu, which are Buddha Air, Shree Airlines, Simrik Airlines and Yeti Airlines.
From Rajbiraj, the only airline with direct flights is Buddha Air.
From Simara, Bara, you can fly non-stop with Buddha Air or Yeti Airlines.
From Surkhet, you can fly non-stop to Kathmandu with Buddha Air.
From Tumlingtar, you can fly non-stop with Buddha Air or Yeti Airlines.

Alternative airports near Kathmandu

Flying to an alternative airport near Kathmandu could give you other options to reach your destination. For example, the possibility to fly with a different airline or alliance, or finding a cheaper airfare. For this reason, alternative airports near to Kathmandu (KTM) are listed below. The closest alternative airports are Simara, Bara (SIF) and Bharatpur (BHR).

Frequently asked questions - FAQ

How many airports are there in Kathmandu?

There are 2 airports in Kathmandu: Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) and Simara Airport (SIF).

What is the best airport to fly into Kathmandu?

The most convenient airport to fly into Kathmandu is Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM).

How many airlines fly to Kathmandu?

There are 24 airlines flying to Kathmandu from 36 airports around the world, as of May 2021.

Which airlines fly to Kathmandu?

Buddha Air, Yeti Airlines and Himalaya Airlines operate most flights to Kathmandu. To get a full overview of all operating airlines, please use the airline filter.

Which alliances are flying to Kathmandu?

Star Alliance, SkyTeam and Oneworld are all flying to Kathmandu.

How many nonstop flights are there to Kathmandu?

There are roughly 3,561 flights arriving at Kathmandu every month (or 833 flights each week), from a total of 36 airports worldwide.

What is the official name of Kathmandu Airport?

The official name of Kathmandu Airport is Tribhuvan International Airport.

What is the airport code of Kathmandu Airport?

The airport code of Kathmandu Airport is KTM.

What are the most popular flights to Kathmandu?

Pokhara, Biratnagar and Bharatpur are the 3 most popular routes to Kathmandu. For a complete overview of all flight routes to Kathmandu, please use our flight map.

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