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Tashi Air Launches International Route To Bhutan

September 23, 2013 Aviation No Comments Email Email

Tashi Air, operating as Bhutan Airlines, Bhutan’s first privately owned airline announced the launch of its international route to the Land of the Thunder Dragon with the inaugural flight between Paro and Bangkok on October 10, 2013.

Direct flights will initiate in Bangkok, where the airline’s Airbus A320 will be based. It will offer flyers economy and premium classes, a total of 150 seats, and an international crew, pilots and cabin crew. Economy class fares will start at $720(round trip) and $360 (one-way), and $800 (round trip) and $400 (one-way) for premium class seats. Bhutan Airlines’ daily flights will give tourists who wish to travel to Bhutanadditional international route options.

During its first month of operation, Tashi Air will also offer travelers promotional discount fares, including 90% for infants, 33% for children, and 30% for students. Travelers can also expect flights via Kolkata and Bagdogra to be available in the coming months.

Bhutan Airlines will join Drukair in being one of the exclusive airlines flying to Bhutan. Plans to expand its routes are in the works and the company is currently looking at Dhaka, Bangladesh, Singapore, Nepal, Dubai, and Hong Kong as future destinations.

For further information on Bhutan Airlines, please visit www.bhutanairlines.bt where their web site is being developed.

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For further information on Bhutan, please visit the Tourism Council of Bhutan’s website at www.tourism.gov.bt

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