Dhangarhi, the biggest airport in western Nepal, is now fully operational again after having been partially closed over different times during the year to allow for the maintenance of its runway. Construction work at the airport is part of a process which could see Dhangarhi become Nepal's fourth international gateway.

According to the ch-aviation schedules module, the airport is currently served by Shree Airlines (N9, Kathmandu) 2x daily from Kathmandu with its CRJ200s, while Buddha Air (U4, Kathmandu) offers a similar daily frequency with its ATR 72-500s.

After the main international airport in Kathmandu, Dhangarhi has the second-longest runway in the country. According to the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), the airport's runway 09/27 is 1,800 metres in length.

There are 15 active commercial airports in Nepal with regular scheduled flights, with the capital city commanding the majority of weekly capacity at 73%. Dhanghari is the 10th largest airport in the country in terms of weekly seats.