Tag Archives: Royal Bhutan Airlines

Drukair to again operate a route to Bangkok this summer

Drukair-Royal Bhutan Airlines Airbus A319-115 WL D-AVYB (A5-JSW) (msn 6496) XFW (Gerd Beilfuss). Image: 926468.

Drukair-Royal Bhutan Airlines (Paro) will again operate the Paro – Bangkok route with its Airbus A319s this summer from May 16 until October 27, 2018 according to Airline Route.

Photo Above: Paro Airport (Drukair).

Top Copyright Photo: Drukair-Royal Bhutan Airlines Airbus A319-115 WL D-AVYB (A5-JSW) (msn 6496) XFW (Gerd Beilfuss). Image: 926468.

Drukair aircraft slide show:

Video: Flying into Paro.

 

BBC Video: A pilot’s view video of the descent and landing into 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.

Drukair ATR 42-500 (04)(Grd) Paro (Drukair)(LR)

Map of Bhutan:

Bhutan Map-1

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Drukair Route Map:

Drukair 10.2014 Route Map

Drukair Aircraft Slide Show:

Video: Another video by it4dev of the approach:

Drukair confirms order for one Airbus A319 with Sharklets

Drukair-Royal Bhutan Airlines (Paro) has signed a firm order for an Airbus A319 aircraft equipped with Sharklet fuel saving wing tip devices to complement its existing fleet of two A319s. The order announced at the UK’s Farnborough International Airshow, follows a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in February.

Landlocked and surrounded by a wall of the world’s tallest mountains, Bhutan is one of the world’s most pristine locations and one of the world’s most challenging destinations for air services. At over 7,000 feet above sea level, Drukair’s base at Paro airport is only possible using Visual Flight Rules (VFR) for approach. This means the crew can only fly by vision, which requires a high performance and responsive aircraft.

Copyright Photo: Ken Petersen. Drukair currently operates two Airbus A319s.