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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: 09-21-2020

Tribhuvan International Airport is the largest airport in Nepal. It is Nepal's main international airport. In total there are 40 airports around the world that have direct flights to Kathmandu, spread around 38 cities in 17 countries. Currently, there are 12 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 2,045 flights arriving at Kathmandu Airport, which are 68 flights per day or 3 flights per hour. On an average day, there is at least 1 flight arriving every 20 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 540 times this month, and make up for 26% 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).

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 31 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 22 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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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, you can fly non-stop with Bhutan Airlines or Druk Air.

China
Flights from China to Kathmandu

There are 5 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.
From Guangzhou, you can fly non-stop to Kathmandu with China Southern (SkyTeam).
From Kunming, you can fly non-stop with China Eastern (SkyTeam) or Himalaya Airlines. This is a seasonal route that starts in October and ends in March.
From Lhasa, direct flights are offered by Sichuan Airlines. This is a seasonal route that starts in October and ends in March.

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 Dragon (Oneworld) or Nepal Airlines.

India
Flights from India to Kathmandu

If you are looking for a direct flight from India to Kathmandu, there are 5 airports to choose from.

From Bengaluru, direct flights are offered by Nepal Airlines.
From Kolkata, the only airline with direct flights is Air India (Star Alliance). This route is not operational yet but will start in October.
From Mumbai, you can fly non-stop with IndiGo Airlines or Nepal Airlines.
From New Delhi, there are 5 airlines that have direct services to Kathmandu, which are Air India (Star Alliance), Druk Air, IndiGo Airlines, Nepal Airlines and Vistara.
From Varanasi, direct flights are offered by 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.

Kuwait
Flights from Kuwait to Kathmandu

Kuwait City is the only city in Kuwait with direct flights to Kathmandu. From Kuwait City, you can fly non-stop with Himalaya Airlines or Jazeera Airways.

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.

Maldives
Flights from Maldives to Kathmandu

Malé is the only city in Maldives with direct flights to Kathmandu. From Malé, direct flights are offered by Himalaya Airlines.

Oman
Flights from Oman to Kathmandu

In Oman, the only airport that has a direct connection to Kathmandu is Muscat. From Muscat, you can fly non-stop with Oman Air or SalamAir.

Qatar
Flights from Qatar to Kathmandu

There is 1 airport in Qatar that has a direct connection to Kathmandu, which 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, the only airport that has a direct connection to Kathmandu is Dammam. From Dammam, direct flights are offered by Himalaya Airlines.

Singapore
Flights from Singapore to Kathmandu

Singapore is the only city in Singapore with direct flights to Kathmandu. From Singapore, direct flights are offered by SilkAir. This route is not operational yet but will start in December.

South Korea
Flights from South Korea to Kathmandu

There is 1 airport in South Korea that has a direct connection to Kathmandu, which is Seoul. From Seoul, you can fly non-stop with Asiana Airlines (Star Alliance) or Korean Air (SkyTeam).

Thailand
Flights from Thailand to Kathmandu

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

From Bangkok, you can fly non-stop with Nepal Airlines or Thai Airways (Star Alliance).
From Bangkok (Don Muang), the only airline with direct flights is Thai Lion Air.

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). This route is not operational yet but will start in October.

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, you can fly non-stop with Etihad Airways or Himalaya Airlines.
From Dubai, you can fly non-stop with Flydubai or 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). 12 airports in Nepal have direct flights to the airport.

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

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 31 airlines flying to Kathmandu from 40 airports around the world, as of September 2020.

Which airlines fly to Kathmandu?

Buddha Air, Nepal 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 2,045 flights arriving at Kathmandu every month (or 476 flights each week), from a total of 40 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 Simara, Bara 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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