BHUTAN FLIGHT SCHEDULE: DRUK AIR & BHUTAN AIRLINES
Currently, there are two airlines carrier – Druk Air & Bhutan Airlines operating its flight services in Bhutan. All flights operations take place in and out from Paro, located at 2235 meters above sea level. And also there are domestic airport in Bumthang (Central Bhutan) Yongphula (Eastern Bhutan) and in Gelephu, of which Bumthang is currently operational.
Druk Air operates with 3 Airbus 319 on different international sectors and uses ATR -42 – 500 for Domestic Flights. Airbus 319 has seating capacity of 114 seats. With 20 seats for business class and 94 for economy or coach.
Druk Air operates from Bangkok(Thailand), Kathmandu(Nepal), Delhi(India), Guwahati(India), Bagdora (India) Dhaka (Bangladesh), Singapore, Bodhgaya (India), Mumbai (India) Kolkatta(India).
Druk Air operates daily flight both ways to Bangkok. And for the rest of the sectors it’s twice or thrice in a week. Please check with Druk Air website www.drukair.com.bt for the exact schedule. As it is subject to change due to the weather conditions and also for routine maintenance exercise. Some time they also put additional flights to cope up with on season demands.
Wind Horse with its office in both Bhutan, India and US and as a local tour operator can book and purchase tickets for our guests booking tour with us, Wind Horse provide free ticket booking service.Druk Air Flight Schedules, Fares regional Flights.
Fares are the general indicator. It is subject to change. Fare are not guaranteed until ticketed.As this goes in print discount for lean season are not updated by Druk Air, it will be reflected as soon as notified.
Please note:Druk Air fares are subject to changes at any time, although we try keep the most updated fares.Airport taxes for flights from Nepal and Delhi can change based on the local currency fluctuations. Fares provided here are net. non-commissionable and Wind Horse or other travel agents may charge service fees.
DRUK AIR OPERATES SCHEDULED FLIGHTS TO THE FOLLOWING DESTINATIONS
All flights between Bangkok and Paro stop either in Calcutta, Gaya in India or Dacca, Bangladesh. Most flights between Paro and Delhi stop in Kathmandu. The number of seats for Calcutta, Kathmandu, Dhaka and Gaya are limited to few because Druk Air gives preference to the originating sectors.
Baggage Allowance on Druk Air:
Druk Air allows one carry one cabin bag and 30 kilos (two pieces) of checked in bagage on Economy or Coach class. Business class passengers are allowed additional 10kgs of check-in.
Airport & Aircraft:
Paro Airport is located in a narrow valley at 2,235 meters (7,330 ft) above sea level, and is surrounded by mountains as high as 4,900 meters (16,000 ft). The first Airbus A319 arrived in Bhutan on 19 October 2004 and the commercial flights were launched on the 31 October. In December of the same year the second Airbus was delivered.
Bhutan Airlines first started its commercial flight operation on 10th October, 2013 with Airbus 320 on wet lease. Now they started their fleet with a new Airbus 319 with 122 seating capacity.
Currently Bhutan Airlines operate daily flight into Bangkok via Kolkatta (India) and return. It also operate daily flight to Kathmandu (Nepal) except on fridays. Proposal are underway to start flight to Delhi from September,2015.
Wind Horse tour is the official GSA for USA. For all Wind Horse Tour’s guests for Bhutan, we provide free ticketing services, if under inevitable circumstance, if required, then we do it at bare minimum service charges.
Fares for the Bhutan Airlines are identical with Druk Air and sometime it may be inclined more towards lower side. And so is the baggage allowance policy identical with Druk Air.For schedule and fare, please visit Bhutan Airlines website http://bhutanairlines.bt/
Other Ways of getting to Bhutan (Regional Flights/ Airports & Land)
Other airports which are close to Bhutan are
- Bagdogra Airport (code IXB), near Siliguri, WB, India: Several flights from Bagdogra fly to Delhi, Kolkata or Guwahati. Bagdogra is around 3-4hrs drive from Phuentsholing.
- Guwahati airport (code GAU) in Assam, India: Several flights from Guwahati operate direct or via Bagdogra to Delhi and Kolkata. Guwahati airport is around 3-4 hrs drive from the the south eastern border town of Samdrup Jongkhar in eastern Bhutan.
- Bhadrapur airport (code BDP) located in Nepal, is just across the border with Siliguri or Bagdogra. It takes around 1hr from Bagdogra or around 5 hours from Phuntsholing. Provision around 2 hrs for immigration and customs on India/Nepal border Kakarbitta. Small aircraft carrier flies from here to Kathmandu daily. Much larger airport is located 2hrs further west in Biratnagar.