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Tashi Air gets a second aircraft

Tashi Air got a new aircraft called “Dorji” on July 30. The addition of a second 122-seater Airbus A319 means that the airline can now expand its route network and also increase its dependability. The second aircraft willinitially operate the Paro-Kathmandu and Paro-New Delhi sectors. The private airline is also exploring the addition of Singapore to its network, via Dhaka, Bangladesh, and Yangon, Myanmar. Currently, the airline flies to Bangkok, Kathmandu, and Kolkata. Though Tashi Air faces stiff competition from Bhutan’s only other airlines, Druk Air, it is still trying to expand its services so that people can have a wider range of choice. The airlines is facing heavy losses but is determined to go on. It also means if the first aircraft is grounded, the second can offer services to clients. Tashi Air commenced operations in October last year.The second Airbus A319 has also been leased from SMBC Aviation Capital for a period of two years.

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