Drukair, Royal Bhutan Airlines, opens new route to Mumbai

Drukair, the flag carrier of Bhutan, is launching its 10th commercial hub of India, between Paro International Airport and Mumbai from 1 May 2014.  Drukair currently has three Airbus 319s, and one ATR 42-500.

The three-hour flight will  operate twice weekly, on Thursdays and Sundays.

Drukair is the only airline operating from Bhutan to Mumbai and will provide a key gateway point for both business and leisure travelers.

According to the CEO of Drukair, Tandin Jamtso, ''By offering this connection to passengers, we are confident that this new route will become immensely popular with our travelers. Furthermore,we would like to thank our customers for their enduring trust and support and hope that our passengers enjoy the connections the new  route offers.''

The aircraft are configured with 16 seats in business class and 102 seats in economy class.

The Tourism Council of Bhutan and Drukair, together with Taj Tashi Bhutan along with few other local tour operators will conduct road shows in Delhi, Mumbai and Calcutta to promote Bhutan as an upmarket
destination and also to network with travel trade members of Drukair's launch of its new route from Mumbai.

Travelling to Bhutan is ideal at any time of the year since the country is an all-weather destination. With its spectacular monasteries, centuries-old festivals, scenic mountain passes and pristine wilderness, Bhutan is a land steeped in mythology and magic waiting to be explored.