Tribhuvan International Airport is situated just six kilometres from the centre of Kathmandu and is Nepal's only international airport.
At present this airport services more than 3 million passengers each year, connecting the Nepalese capital with destinations in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Arrivals to Tribhuvan notably include those who are looking to climb nearby Mount Everest.
Tribhuvan airport has two terminals - one international and one domestic, and multiple lounges including business-class and executive areas to accommodate both VIPs and business travellers.
The airport originally operated using a grass runway, but has been significantly developed and modernised over the past decades.
Named Tribhuvan in memory of the late father of King Mahendra who opened the airport in 1955, the airport was originally called and is sometimes still referred to as Gauchar Airport in a nod to the part of Kathmandu in which it is located.