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Druk Air is the national airline of Bhutan, based in Paro. It operates scheduled services to six cities in five neighbouring countries. Its main base is Paro Airport (PBH). Druk Air is the only airline to serve Bhutan's only airport at Paro. A Boeing 747-400 belonging to Virgin Atlantic Airways, one of the UKs largest airlines. ... location of Paro dzongkhag within Bhutan. ... Paro Airport (IATA code: PBH; ICAO code: VQPR) is an airport in Bhutan 6 km (3 miles) away from Paro at a height of 2,236 m (7,335 ft. ...

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Code Data

  • IATA Code: KB
  • ICAO Code: DRK
  • Callsign: Royal Bhutan

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History

The airline was established by Royal Proclamation on 5 April 1981. Operations started on 14 January 1983 using an 18-seat Dornier 228-200. Services were operated from Paro to Kolkata and Dhaka. April 5 is the 95th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (96th in leap years). ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... January 14 is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Dornier Do 228 is a small German twin turboprop STOL-utility aircraft, manufactured by Dornier GmbH (later DASA Dornier, Fairchild-Dornier) from 1981 till 1998. ... Kolkata (Bangla: (?) কলকাতা; formerly ) is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. ... Panorama of Dhakas skyline Dhaka (previously Dacca; Bangla: ঢাকা Đhaka), population 12,560,000[1] (2005 UN projection for statistical metropolitan area), is the capital and largest city of Bangladesh. ...


Jet services with BAe 146-100 aircraft started in November 1988 and with their introduction the network was able to be increased to link Paro with New Delhi, Bangkok and Kathmandu. The first commercial flight with an Airbus A319 took place on 31 October 2004 and the airline has disposed of the 2 BAe 146s. The BAe 146 (also known as the Avro RJ) is a medium-sized commercial aircraft manufactured by BAE SYSTEMS. It carries its four jet engines on a high wing above the fuselage; not below, or at mid-fuselage, as on most conventional civilian aircraft. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Humayuns Tomb, situated in New Delhi, has an architectural design similar to the Taj Mahal. ... Bangkok from the Chao Phraya River at sunset, July 2004 The Wat Phra Kaew temple Bangkok, known in Thai as Krung Thep ( ), or Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (Krung Thep Maha Nakhon is the abbreviation of its full ceremonial name Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Ayuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani... Kathmandu (Nepali: काठमाडौं) is the capital city of Nepal and it is also the largest city in Nepal. ... The Airbus A320 is a short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Airbus. ... October 31 is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 61 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Druk Air is wholly owned by the government of Bhutan (Ministry of Finance). For Bhutan, a landlocked country, the importance of aviation is paramount to the development of the country in enhancing the economic well being of the people as well as fostering quicker communications in the fast growing region. Druk Air is committed to bringing the world closer to the Land of the Thunder Dragon.


Services

As of February 2005, Druk Air operates services from Paro to the following destinations: Template:Diffgggtgerent calendars 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... location of Paro dzongkhag within Bhutan. ...

The airline plans to fly to Hong Kong, Mumbai, Singapore and Dubai in the future. Bangkok from the Chao Phraya River at sunset, July 2004 The Wat Phra Kaew temple Bangkok, known in Thai as Krung Thep ( ), or Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (Krung Thep Maha Nakhon is the abbreviation of its full ceremonial name Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Ayuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani... Kolkata (Bangla: (?) কলকাতা; formerly ) is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. ... Known in India as the Lotus Temple, the Baháí House of Worship is one of the most famous landmarks in Delhi. ... Panorama of Dhakas skyline Dhaka (previously Dacca; Bangla: ঢাকা Đhaka), population 12,560,000[1] (2005 UN projection for statistical metropolitan area), is the capital and largest city of Bangladesh. ... Kathmandu (Nepali: काठमाडौं) is the capital city of Nepal and it is also the largest city in Nepal. ... ရန္‌ကုန္‌ Yangon Origin of name: ရန္‌ - enemy, ကုန္‌ to end (end of strife) Admin. ... Mumbai (Marathi: मुंबई) (pronounced ), formerly known as Bombay, is the capital of the state of Maharashtra, and the most populous city of India, with an estimated population of about 13 million (as of 2006)[1]. Mumbai is located on Salsette Island, off the west coast of Maharashtra. ... The Burj al-Arab hotel has become an architectural icon of Dubai. ...


Fleet

The Druk Air fleet consists of 2 Airbus A319-100 aircraft (at September 2005). The Airbus A320 is a short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Airbus. ...


External links

  • Official website
  • Druk Air Fleet Detail
  • Druk Air Passenger Opinions


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Druk Air - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (276 words)
Druk Air is the national airline of Bhutan, based in Paro.
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Druk Air is wholly owned by the government of Bhutan (Ministry of Finance).
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