Delays and Diversions at Kathmandu (Pre-monsoon Effect)

Just as we were welcoming the warm Spring sun, the weather betrayed us. Heavy downpours and thundershowers in the capital Kathmandu left several flights delayed and diverted.

On March 30, these flights to Kathmandu were delayed or diverted.

Flight Origin Remarks
Turkish Airlines TK726 Istanbul On hold for over 2 hours, diverted to New Delhi
Oman Air WY331 Muscat Diverted to Lucknow
Jet Airways 9W264 Delhi Diverted to Lucknow
Druk Air KB204 Paro, stopover to Delhi Delayed by 4 hours
Air India AI213 Delhi Delayed by 2 hours
Air Arabia G9539 Sharjah Diverted to Lucknow
China Souther CZ6067 Guangzhou Delayed by 4 hours
Malaysia Airlines MH170 Kuala Lumpur Diverted to Dhaka
Thai Airways TG319 Bangkok Returned back to Bangkok after being unable to land in Kathmandu
Jet Airways 9W262/260 Delhi Cancelled
Korean Air KE695 Seoul On Time
Silk Air MI412 Singapore Delayed by 30 minutes

Silk Air’s B737 and Korean Air’s B777 made it in time just before the afternoon rush. As they returned back, the airport opened and the flights started landing one after another.

Silk Air blasting away on the wet Kathmandu airport runway

Silk Air blasting away during takeoff on the wet Kathmandu airport runway (runway 20)

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