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
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
Therefore, all passengers are advised to maintain a minimum of 24
hours connection time and flexible tickets on connecting carriers to avoid
Other than Indian,
Bangladeshis nationals, all visitors to Bhutan require a visa;
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
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