Druk Air - FLIGHT DESTINATION
Currently, Druk Air is operating to seven cities in six countries. The airline operates two BAe146-100 series and two A319. Druk Air is also the General Sales Agent for Thai International in Bhutan.
Druk Air is wholly owned by the government of Bhutan (Ministry of Finance). For Bhutan, a landlocked country, the importance of aviation is paramount to the development of the country in enhancing the economic well being of the people as well as fostering quicker communications in the fast growing region. Druk Air is committed to bringing the world closer to the Land of the Thunder Dragon.
Bhutan, the last Mahayana Buddhist kingdom and also the most exclusive and sought-after travel destinations, opened its doors to the outside world only four decades ago.
A unique policy of High value, low volume tourism upheld the natios vision of keeping its pristine environment, centuries old tradition and culture intact and alive.
In the ensuing decades, as more and more people grew intrigued with this tiny kingdom that put Gross National Happiness over Gross Domestic Product and embraced democracy as a gift from the monarchy itself, there was increasing pressure to open the doors wide. This posed a serious dilemma as the country was landlocked, straddling the eastern Himalayas.
There was the need to open up the skies. And so, the concept of a national airline was born on April 5, 1981. Drukair began operations on February 11, 1983, from Paro, a picturesque valley in western Bhutan, a 65 km drive away from the capital, Thimphu.
Druk Air operates scheduled flights to the following destinations.
|Druk Air Flights Destinations
- Bagdogra Airport
- Suvarnabhumi Airport
- Indira Gandhi International Airport
- Shahjalal International Airport
- Gaya Airport
- Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport
- Tribhuvan International Airport
- Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport
- Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
- Paro Airpor
- Singapore Changi Airport
Drukair upgraded its planes to the new BAe 146 on November 21, 1988, when the first plane touched down at Paro with the same traditional fanfare. The airline was now going regional with linkages to New Delhi, Kathmandu and Bangkok. All the pilots and maintenance crew were trained at the best institutes abroad while the flight attendants were trained by Thai Airways.