A government report into standards at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) has revealed a string of failures and health and safety concerns, from unemptied ashtrays and seats with torn upholstery to loose electrical wires, hallways hanging with cobwebs and banks overcharging tourists for foreign exchange.

Tribhuvan International Airport.

Tribhuvan International Airport. Image by Sharada Prasad CS / CC BY 2.0

The international terminal at TIA was the pride of the country when it opened in 1990, but poor standards of maintenance have led to the airport being voted the worst in the world in passenger surveys. Read more: kathmandupost.ekantipur.com