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February 4, 2014 Aviation, Headline News 1 Comment Email Email

egtmedia59Drukair, Royal Bhutan Airlines will commence its operations between Paro International Airport and Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport from 1st May 2014. Drukair will be the only airline to connect Bhutan and Mumbai directly.

Mr. Tandin Jamtso, CEO, Drukair, said: “With this maiden connection to Mumbai, we are confident that the new route will become immensely popular with travelers. This will also encourage and make travel to Bhutan more convenient for passengers from central and southern regions of India as well.” Drukair-Airbus

Mumbai will be Drukair’s 9th international destination from Paro. Bhutan’s national carrier has been flying to New Delhi, Kolkata, Bagdogra, Guwahati and Gaya in India. It also connects to Kathmandu, Bangkok and Singapore. Twice weekly flights from Mumbai on every Thursday and Sunday will reach Paro in three hours.

Mr. Iqbal Mulla, President, Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI), said: “This is a great initiative by Drukair. Travelers from this region had missed out on Bhutan because of connectivity problem. Good demand will be generated through this new connection. Bhutan is a destination with convenience and less hassles and can eventually become a short haul favourite for visitors.”

Indian nationals do not require a visa to enter Bhutan and can acquire a visitor’s permit upon arrival.

Drukair has configured 16 seats in business class and 102 seats in economy on this route.

Mr. Damcho Rinzin, International Travel, Trade & PR, Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB), said: “We are confident that the number of Indian and expat travelers will sharply increase from the West and South of India with the introduction of these direct flights. It will also further enhance the Kingdom of Bhutan’s image as a destination for luxury and special occasion segments such as wedding, honeymoon, anniversaries and other celebratory occasions.”

Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) and Drukair along with Taj Tashi, Bhutan and select tour operators from Bhutan will conduct roadshows in New Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata next week.

Written by : Anand & Madhura Katti

Currently there is "1 comment" on this Article:

  1. hector dsouza says:

    good information anand and madhura, great to know about druk air direct flights.

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