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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)

Tribhuvan International Airport is the largest airport in Nepal. In total there are 35 airports around the world that have direct flights to Kathmandu, spread around 34 cities in 17 countries. Currently, there are 13 domestic flights to Kathmandu.

Kathmandu is mainly known for sightseeing & culture and adventure.

This month, there are 3,462 flights arriving at Kathmandu Airport, which are 115 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 Bhairawa, Siddharthanagar (BWA), also in Nepal. These two routes together are operated 738 times this month, and make up for 21% 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 35 minutes and covers a distance of 2,047 miles (3,295 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 27 airlines that fly to Kathmandu. Most flights to Kathmandu are operated by Buddha Air, as they connect 13 airports to KTM. That’s around 2 times as much as Nepal Airlines, the second biggest airline in terms of operated flight routes to Kathmandu. 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 Druk Air. This is a seasonal route that starts in January and ends in June.

China
Flights from China to Kathmandu

There are 2 airports in China that have non-stop flights to Kathmandu.

From Chengdu, direct flights are offered by Air China (Star Alliance).
From Guangzhou, the only airline with direct flights is China Southern (SkyTeam).

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 January and ends in March.

India
Flights from India to Kathmandu

If you are looking for a direct flight from India to Kathmandu, there are 2 airports to choose from.

From New Delhi, there are 4 airlines that have direct services to Kathmandu, which are Air India (Star Alliance), IndiGo Airlines, Nepal Airlines and Vistara.
From Varanasi, the only airline with direct flights is 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 January and ends in March.

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 January and ends in March.

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 January and ends in March.

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 Singapore Airlines (Star Alliance).

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).

Sri Lanka
Flights from Sri Lanka to Kathmandu

Colombo is the only city in Sri Lanka with direct flights to Kathmandu. From Colombo, direct flights are offered by SriLankan Airlines (Oneworld). This is a seasonal route that starts in January and ends in March.

Thailand
Flights from Thailand to Kathmandu

There is 1 airport in Thailand that has a direct connection to Kathmandu, which is Bangkok. From Bangkok, you can fly non-stop with Nepal Airlines or Thai Smile.

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.
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, direct flights are offered by Buddha Air, Shree Airlines and Yeti Airlines.
From Bhairawa, Siddharthanagar, you can fly non-stop with Buddha Air or Shree Airlines.
From Bharatpur, you can fly non-stop with Buddha Air or Simrik Airlines.
From Biratnagar, Dhangadhi and Janakpur, all direct flights to Kathmandu are operated by Buddha Air and Shree Airlines.
From Lukla, direct flights are offered by Yeti Airlines.
From Nepalgunj, you can fly non-stop with Buddha Air or Shree Airlines.
From Pokhara, direct flights are offered by Buddha Air, Simrik Airlines and Yeti 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 27 airlines flying to Kathmandu from 35 airports around the world, as of January 2022.

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 3,462 flights arriving at Kathmandu every month (or 805 flights each week), from a total of 35 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, Bhairawa, Siddharthanagar 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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