[VNKT] - Tribhuvan International - Kathmandu, Nepal

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Version 0.4
Initial Release January 26, 2021
Last Updated February 26, 2021
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#Real-Life #4K Original #Nature #Sightseeing #Handcrafted Nepal Exclusive Drag and Drop

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Welcome to Nepal!

Tribhuvan International Airport (IATA: KTM, ICAO: VNKT, colloquially referred to as TIA) is an international airport located in Kathmandu, Nepal. The airport is named after Tribhuvan Bir Bikram Shah, the former King of Nepal. It is operating with a tabletop runway, one domestic and an international terminal. As a sole international airport, it connects Nepal to over 40 destinations in 17 countries.

The airport is a hub for two international airlines, the flag carrier Nepal Airlines and Himalaya Airlines, along with several other domestic and regional carriers. The airport is considered as a starting point for Mount Everest, with several daily flights to Lukla. Several airlines also offer Everest sightseeing flights out of Kathmandu.

What's in it?
This is an alpha version, the airport is not finished. Currently the package contains following features:
* Handcrafted buildings of the International Terminal, Tower and entrance gate and many more with optimized 4K PBR materials.
* Custom runway & taxiways  with correct naming and textures matching reality as close as possible.
* Custom aprons with textures matching reality as close as possible.
* Correct ground markings amd lines.
* Basic night lighting and correct approach lights
* Correct parking spots.
* Correct comm. frequencies
* Handcrafted model of prominent UNESCO World Heritage Boudhanath stupa that can be seen on any approach.
* Many ground objects to make airport more lively.

What's not in it (yet)?
* Handcrafted versions of the domestic terminal, military area and smaller hangars.
* Taxiway signs.
* Correct approaches and departures. (just the generic ones, which are not necessarily correct)
* Corrected ground services.
* Car park needs some love.

Many of these things will be added in future updates.

Where should I fly to?
My personal favorites are: Lukla, Pokhara, Jomsom, Jumla, Paro

Enjoy your flights around Nepal!

Pretty empty over here.


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  • Version 0.4 February 26, 2021

    Changes v0.4 (Hotfix):

    Some fixes for reocurring issues introduced in previous versions. I am very sorry for that!

    * Improved texture on runway. It is still dirty, but not as prominent anymore
    * Fixed a texture issue on VIP Gate
    * Removed most of the Ground Vehicles. Apron is now more emptier, however, the immersion should be less broken now by vehicles going crazy.
    * Corrected TIA sign. Hopefully the spelling in Nepali language is correct now. Please let me know!

    I am very sorry for misspelling. It was not my intention to offend anyone, it is simply a limitation of both, my language skills and fonts in Blender (Modelling Software).

  • Version 0.3 February 26, 2021

    Changes v0.3:

    * Added custom VIP Terminal
    * Added custom VIP Entrance
    * Added custom Main Hangar no. 1
    * Added custom buses for Yeti Airlines, Bouddha Airlines and Airport owned ones
    * Added custom Mi 17 Nepalese Army Air Service Helicopter
    * Refined Textures on Ground - Aprons are now dirtier
    * Added Service Lanes for Ground Vehicles to drive on - It improved the issue with baggage carts all over the place, but not solved it completely...
    * Many small Bugfixes and Improvements

  • Version 0.2 January 27, 2021

    Changes v0.2:

    * Correct taxiway names.
    * Correct communication frequencies.
    * Added custom model of Tara Air 208B all over the place as Tribhuvan is their hub.
    * You can fly the Tara Air Cessna 208B Caravan by the way. The livery is included in the package and just needs to be dropped in the community folder as well!
    * Added loads of busses to domestic terminal and many more details.
    * Terraforming all around
    * Added tire marks and dirt to runway texture

  • Launched January 26, 2021

    Initial release of this file just launched. Welcome aboard!

Pretty empty over here.


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Nicely done! Thanks!

Looks great cant wait for the next update. Personally you make some of the best freeware airports. could you make a shree airlines crj 700 please.

Thanks for taking your time to make this airport, just one issue for me, there seems to be a lot of small tugs (pushback machines) just wondering on its own in the domestic apron side (north west apron).

this is one of my favorite airport love to see a model for it in the flight simulator.
This is great! And just as I remembered it from my many trips to Nepal. A great location to fly into, I like the challenge!
Maybe I'm just a little bit dump, but how can I get this scenery working ? I copied the "troglodytus-airport-vnkt-tribhuvan" folder in my community order and nothing happens.
By the way, any possibility to improve Ramechhap Airport VNRC ? Can't wait to get the Twin Otter of Aerosoft so I can finally enjoy flying in Nepal.
on 0.4 hotfix still name of airport is not fixed .
It should be this
त्रिभुवन अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय विमानस्थल
Breaking through the clouds to navigate the valleys for RWY02 and then seeing your work of art to guide me in safely just gave me the most nervewracking yet amazing simulation experience, ever. I was physically smiling all the way from the valley up to the gate. Thank you so much!
Great work again with the update. But - the pushback cars still driving around alone on their own - sometime into my plane 😉
I noticed some improvements in today's update, but not sure if I can put my finger on it.

I see some development north of the runway.
I also see some weathering of the Runway... tire marks. Very good!

Thank you.
Great one. Thanks very much!!
just try the new updated version, still truck are going all over the place, the runway looks worst, to much white dirt on runway, name of airport on Nepali should be this, त्रिभुवन अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय विमानस्थल

Thank you its getting there just pointing out any bugs.
any update timeline dear developer,
In Kathmandu the Changu Narayan Temple is now gone after UK update. Was there before the UK update but sadly now it’s gone. Can you help with this?
Tara air did messed my Cessna, and now instead of the Default thumbnail I got Tara air.
Keep up the great work and thanks for making VNKT!!!
So far have only just taken a quick look round and not flown in or out of the airport but concur with a couple of the other comments regarding the vehicles moving around which are going in the air, through buildings, respawning themselves in front of your eyes etc. Personally would like to see a version of this without all the moving vehicles as right now they detract a bit from what looks like a nice airport.
The airport looks good but the bagage vehicles are airborne and appear 10 above ground and randomly flying in different directions. Ground service vehicles randomly running into each other. Looks like a gong show on the apron.
Great job Troglodytus, hope to see more handcrafted airports in Nepal such as VNBW. It would be great since its quite a busy airport due to close proximity of Lumbini, the birth place of Buddha. Also its getting upgraded to an international airport and hopefully operational by early this year.
by the way, does the frame rate drop quite a bit after this addon cos i lost about 5-10 fps while flying around the new VNKT addon.
Anyway, its still great to see handcrafted airports in Nepal. Cheers.

p.s. Ieft you something on paypal for your hardwork under Brian, sorry couldn't give more but its quite difficult from Nepal. let me know if you got it.
Hi, thanks for the work on my fav destination 😊 Is the runway sloped IRL? Could you model it like in XP11?
Another thing is the approach RNAV 02 - is it possible to fix it by you - scenery developer? Would be great. Anyway I sent a bug to Navigraph.
Bye 😊

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