DrukAir Ticketing and Bhutan Tourist Visa

DrukAir Ticketing and Bhutan Tourist Visa from Druk Asia - Bhutan Travel Specialist

By: Druk Asia - Bhutan Travel Specialist  06/03/2010
Keywords: Travel & Tourism Services, Air Ticket Agencies, Bhutan Travel



The Royal Bhutan Airlines (Druk Air), is the national carrier of the Royal Government of Bhutan, operating to seven cities in six countries. Since 2006, DrukAir operates two Airbus A319.

Druk Air operates daily flights to Bangkok and regular flights to Delhi, Kolkata, Kathmandu, Dhaka, and most recently in 2009, Bogdogra and Gaya.

Due to the geographical location and operating challenges out of Paro airport in Bhutan, flights are severely dependent on weather conditions. Schedule timings are subject to change without prior notice. Travelers are therefore, requested to check with Drukair offices or its agent for the latest information. Drukair reserves the rights without assigning any reason to cancel, reschedule, or overfly or delay the commencement or deviate from the route of the journey.

Therefore, all passengers are advised to maintain a minimum of 24 hours connection time and flexible tickets on connecting carriers to avoid misconnection.


Other than Indian, Bangladeshis nationals, all visitors to Bhutan require a visa; 

All visas are issued from Thimphu by the Tourism Council of Bhutan.
Visas are only issued to tourists whom booked tour packages with a local tour operators, directly or through a foreign travel agent.
Applications for tourist visas are submitted by the tour operator. Clearance takes at least 10 working days to process.

The Royal Government of Bhutan sets minimum selling prices for packages to Bhutan and this must be paid in US dollars prior to arrival in Bhutan.

There is no tourist qouta set by the Royal Government of Bhutan. Tourist number are about 25,000 per year largely because of the limited flight capacity currently.

Keywords: Air Ticket Agencies, Bhutan Travel, Travel & Tourism Services

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