Airport World
Marnix (Max) Groot
10 June 2024

In this two-part article, Marnix (Max) Groot, managing editor of the Momberger Airport Information newsletter, reports on a selection of infrastructure development projects that are either underway or planned across Asia.

While Asia has been slower to recover from COVID-19 than other regions, the future looks bright, with hundreds of airports either being built, upgraded or expanded across the region.

In the first part of a two-part article, we focus on a number of projects in Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand, that are either already under construction or being planned, including a handful of ambitious long-term developments.


In November 2023, local media announced that the government of Nepal decided to proceed with the project to develop Nijgadh International Airport, a second international airport for Kathmandu. The decision came after the Supreme Court nullified a previous government decision regarding the airport’s construction in 2021 on environmental grounds.

According to the existing master plan, the airport will initially boast one runway and a passenger terminal with a capacity of 15mppa. With the addition of a second runway and future terminal expansions the airport could ultimately be capable of handling upto to 60 million passengers yearly. The project is now going through an environmental impact study...

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