A new video from Sam Chui: Paro Airport in Bhutan:
Druk Air-Royal Bhutan Airlines (Paro) operates regularly scheduled flights into its mountainous home country of Bhutan. The unique report by the BBC shows the approach into Paro Airport while the captain explains the unique approach. This approach is not for the faint of heart.
BBC Video: The Travel Show: Carmen Roberts reports from the cockpit as a pilot guides his plane into what has been known as one of the world’s most dangerous airports: CLICK HERE
Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com (all others by Drukair). Drukair operates three Airbus A319s and a ATR 42-500 into and out of Paro Airport.
Photo Below: Drukair. The ATR 42-500 began operations with Drukair in June 2011. It flies to the nearby cities of Kolkata, Kathmandu, Guwahati, Gaya and Bagdogra. The ATR is a 48 seater, all economy, but can also be converted into 8 VIP seater and a 22 economy seat configuration, available for charter and mountain flights.
Map of Bhutan:
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Drukair Aircraft Slide Show:
Video: Another video by it4dev of the approach:
Bhutan Airlines (Paro) has leased a former China Eastern Airlines Airbus A319-112, registered as A5-BAB (msn 1541). The A319 is replacing wet leased Airbus A320-232 LY-SPB (msn 2987) from Small Planet Airlines.
Bhutan Airlines (Tashi Air Private Limited), Bhutan’s first private airline, came into existence after the Tashi Group of companies, outbid other joint venture companies and won the license to operate airline services both domestic and International flights.
Tashi group of companies was founded by the late Dasho Ugen Dorji in 1959 with the vision to bring out the best of Bhutan.
On December 4, 2011, Tashi Group of companies welcomed the arrival of Bhutan Airlines (Tashi Air Private Limited) first aircraft – a Pilatus PC-12 with capacity of 8 passengers for domestic operations.
Bhutan Airlines started International fights on October 10, 2013 with a 150-seat Airbus A320 wet leased from Small Planet airlines from Paro to Bangkok. Additionally the Paro-Kolkata route was launched on December 7, 2013.
Copyright Photos: Bhutan Airlines. Airbus A319-112 A5-BAB arrives at the Paro base and is named “Rimp”. The new addition also ushers in a new livery for the carrier.
Current Route Map:
Current Route Map: