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New airline enters Bhutan aviation market

New airline enters Bhutan aviation market

Tashi Air, operating as Bhutan Airlines, Bhutan’s first privately owned airline has announced the launch of a new daily international route between Paro and Bangkok, allowing visitors a second choice of airline when visiting the mountain kingdom.

The inaugural flight to the Land of the Thunder Dragon will take place on October 10th 2013 from Bangkok where the airline’s Airbus 320 is based.

Flights from Kolkata and Bagdogra to Paro will be launched in the coming months.

Paro is a town and seat of Paro District in the Paro Valley of Bhutan.

It is home to Paro Airport, Bhutan’s only international airport.

The airline will offer passengers the choice of economy and premium classes with a total of 150 seats.

Bhutan Airlines will join Drukair in being one of the exclusive airlines to fly 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.