Simara Airport is a domestic airport in Pipara, Simara of Nepal. It is operated by Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal. It is located 16 km away from Birgunj. Birgunj is one of the major trading route between India and Nepal.
Simara Airport was established on July 4 1958. The surface of runway is paved with asphalt and has length of 4000 ft. With an elevation of 450 ft, it is 115 km away from Kathmandu. The IATA and ICAO codes for Simara Airport are SIF and VNSI respectively.
Buddha Air is the only airline operating its direct and daily flights to Simara. There are around 6 flights from Kathmandu to Simara.
Simara Airport plays an important role to connect you to Birgunj. Birgunj is the fourth biggest city and major industrial hub of Nepal. It is also the gateway to reach Patna and Calcutta of India. As Birgunj is close to the border town of Raxaul in India, various goods are imported through this route.