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New airline service launched

  National airline Drukair is launching a a new route connecting Kolkata, India to Dhaka, Bangladesh. There are presently very few flights between the two cities, but Drukair believes there is ample potential traffic to justify the routing, and the move will increase the utility of … [Read more...]

Flight to Bumthang resumed

Drukair resumed its flight operations to Bathapalathang domestic airport in Bumthang on Tuesday November 15, six months after it suspended its operation. The flight was resumed after the resurfaced runway was examined. Drukair will fly to Bumthang thrice a week and they will also resume its … [Read more...]

Gelephu airport inaugurated

The Prime Minister of Bhutan Lyonchhen Jigmi Y Thinley boarded the inaugural flight to Gelephu domestic airport as the Chief Guest today, October 25. It took around 25 minutes from the Paro International Airport to Gelephu. More than 2.000 people gathered at the Gelephu Domestic airport to … [Read more...]

Gelephu test flight successful

  On October 21, there were enthusiastic people near the runway of Gelephu domestic airport. There were all waiting for the 48 seat ATR-42 Drukair to land as it was the first test flight. 20 minutes after the flight took off from Paro International Airport it laded successfully at … [Read more...]

Gelephu airport opening on October 25

The third domestic airport for Bhutan will be launched in Gelephu in October 25. The other two being in Bumthang and Trashigang. The airline is yet to come up with the airfare and a schedule. However, Drukair charges USD 170 for a one-way ticket to Bumthang, and USD 340 for a return trip. It … [Read more...]

Drukair Air connects Singapore

 Come September 1 and Singapore will be the fifth country to be linked to Bhutan by air. The Special inaugural Druk Air flight from Paro landed at Changi Airport yesterday. The six hours flight service will operate twice a week . Passengers traveling to Singapore currently has to stay overnight in … [Read more...]

Bhutan expands flight routes to Maldives and Guwahati

Bhutan has signed agreement with Maldives to expand air route in future. Bhutan has also signed the revised air services agreement recently with Nepal and Bangladesh to operate additional flights. Two new destinations, Guwahati and Bagdogra, have also been added to DrukAir’s route network. Prime … [Read more...]