Biratnagar Airport (ICAO -VNVT, IATA - BIR) commenced operations on 6th July 1958. Biratnagar Airport Civil Aviation Office (BACAO) is an entity directly under Air Navigation Service Directorate, Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN). Its main goal is to ensure safe, efficient and orderly movement of air traffic operating within Kathmandu FIR under its jurisdiction.
Biratnagar Airport is located at north of Biratnagar Bazaar, Morang District of Province No. 1 and serves as a hub airport. This airport is the first certified aerodrome among domestic / Hub airports of Nepal and second after Tribhuvan International Airport. The airport is air linked with eight STOL airports- Taplejung, Bhojpur, Tumlingtar, Phaplu, Lamidanda, Thamkharka, Manmaya Rai Khanidanda and Rumjatar. This airport is considered as the second busiest domestic airport in terms of passenger's movement after Pokhara airport.