Revised protocol alters VIP access arrangements at Tribhuvan International Airport

KATHMANDU: Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu has introduced a revised protocol that brings changes to the vehicular access of VIP guests from the airport premises to the parking area of aircraft. A notable alteration is that VIP guests will no longer have the privilege of using their personal vehicles for this purpose.

Under the updated regulations, VIP guests will be accompanied to the aircraft by the designated VIP vehicle of the respective airline, with security personnel in tow.

Teknath Sitaula, the Director at TIA, clarified that this directive is rooted in the “Procedures 2080 BS,” which governs highly specific traffic management.

This marks a departure from the previous practice where former prime ministers, party leaders, chairpersons, and ministers were allowed to personally drive their vehicles up to the aircraft. This access privilege has been discontinued as part of the newly implemented procedures.

In the case of VVIP guests, special transportation arrangements have been made, complete with dedicated security escorts to ensure a seamless and secure experience.

To facilitate the smooth implementation of these modifications, TIA has introduced a system for registering VIP vehicles entering restricted zones. An access pass for the restricted area will be issued at the domestic terminal, an hour before the scheduled departure of the high-ranking individual.

TIA underscores the significance of adhering to airline check-in procedures and conducting luggage safety checks well in advance. This emphasizes the airport’s dedication to maintaining a secure and efficient travel environment for all passengers.

Fiscal Nepal |
Monday August 21, 2023, 02:22:25 PM |

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