Flights to Bhutan. Just two airlines service Paro International Airport in western Bhutan. Drukair-Royal Bhutan Airlines and Bhutan Airlines. Both fly specially modified Airbus A319/A320 jets. Drukair also operates an ATR 42-600 twin turbo prop aircraft for its shorter domestic and regional routes.
Drukair has just recently taken possession of a new Airbus A320. They are looking forward to showcasing that when tourist visitors are again permitted to enter Bhutan post Covid-19.
It’s very easy to get to Bhutan.
A few hub cities offer direct flights to Paro. These are Bangkok, Singapore, Delhi, Kathmandu, Kolkata, Bagdogra and Dhaka. There is also a seasonal service from Gaya (India). Drukair also has future plans to operate flights from Kuala Lumpur and Doha.
Did you know descending in to Paro airport is one of life’s great experiences? The mix of peaceful Bhutanese music, and wondrous alpine scenery, is captivating and awesome.
Flights to Bhutan – Up front maybe?
Furthermore you can fly economy or business class. The business class surcharge is very small too. For example it usually only costs approx US$100 per person extra from Bangkok to Paro return. And that offers business class lounge facilities! Also a generous 40 kg baggage allowance and excellent F&B including champagne on board!
Flights to Bhutan – Safety & Efficiency
Both airlines extend you an excellent safety record. And their on-time performance is also extremely good, especially considering the nature of the terrain they call home. At the time of writing both airlines can only interline your baggage to Thai Airways. However, we are confident this facility will be extended to other major carriers in due course. Meanwhile, the Bhutan & Beyond team are experts at arranging the best connections for your travel to/from Bhutan.
So, when Bhutan is again open for visitors travel with the assurance the airlines you will fly are safe and efficient. You will be well looked after by the gracious Bhutanese crew.
See also our information on the Top Ten Things to Do In Bhutan
Article by James Irving – Bhutan Travel Expert
James has worked in the travel industry for over 40 years & has been involved in the leisure, corporate, group, sport, incentive & wholesale Travel genres.
James loves rugby union, and keenly supports the Queensland Reds and the Australian Wallabies.