|IATA: SKH – ICAO: VNSK|
|Hub for||Goma Air|
|Elevation AMSL||236 ft / 72 m|
|Coordinates||28°35′09″N 081°38′09″E / 28.58583°N 81.63583°E|
Location of airport in Nepal
Surkhet Airport is an airport in Surkhet, Nepal (IATA: SKH, ICAO: VNSK). This airport is one of the hub airports in Mid-Western Nepal. Surkhet Airport is 5 km from the city of Birendranagar and is sometimes referred to as Birendranagar Airport. The airport is capable to handle aircraft from the Nepalese Army Air Service.
Airlines and destinations
|Goma Air||Bajhang, Bajura, Chaurjahari, Dolpa, Jumla, Nepalgunj, Simikot, Talcha|
Accidents and incidents
- 17 July 2002 - A Skyline Airways De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 (9N-AGF) left Jumla on a flight to Surkhet. Some 18 minutes after take-off and 10 km north of Surkhet, at an altitude of about 6500 feet, the aircraft crashed into trees on the Gargare Danda hill in bad weather. All two crew and two passengers were killed.
- On 26 May 2010 a Tara Air DHC-6 Twin Otter had taken off from Surkhet Airport heading for Talcha Airport in Rara National Park, with 18 passengers and 3 crew on board. At 10 am, the aircraft had to make an emergency landing at Surkhet after its cabin door suddenly opened five minutes after take-off. Tara Airlines officials said that the cabin attendant managed to lock the door immediately after it opened.