Bharatpur Airport (IATA: BHR, ICAO: VNBP) is an airport serving Bharatpur, a city in the Chitwan District in Narayani zone in Nepal. The airport is located 1 mile (1.6 km) southwest of Bharatpu. It is operated by the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) and is served by Nepal Airlines, the national airline which earns most of its revenue from this airport.
Bharatpur Airport is the country's 4th busiest. It is the main tourist gateway to Chitwan National Park, and is growing fast in terms of aircraft and passenger traffic: the trend for five years shows a steady growth of aircraft and passenger movements. The data up to November 2005 shows a growth of 7.5% and 17.6% against figures in the year 2004.
This airport was built as part of the resettlement and malaria control program in the Chitwan valley, with the assistance of the Government of the United States of America. The first passenger carrying flight landed in the airport on 5 March 1965.