Currently, there are two airlines carrier – Druk Air 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

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 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.

Momo Bhutan Travels as a local tour operator can book and purchase tickets for our guests booking tour with us. Momo Bhutan provide free ticket booking service.

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.

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.

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.