Bhutan Airlines plans flights from Mumbai and Ahmedabad

Bhutan Airlines plans to operate seasonal scheduled flights from Mumbai and Ahmedabad. The private carrier is also looking to operate seasonal scheduled flights from Guwahati, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad next year. 

"We may look at season scheduled flights from some cities like Mumbai. But full-fledged scheduled operations will happen as and when we find the routes to be profitable," said Phala Dorji, chief executive officer of Bhutan Airlines. 

The airline also plans to operate more flights between Paro and Kolkata starting March 2018 to cater to the rising number of visitors to the picturesque Himalayan kingdom. 

He further said, there will also be five flights a week between Bangkok and Paro with a stopover in Kolkata and two non-stop flights between Paro and Bangkok every week. 

Bhutan Airlines is the only airline in Paro other than the national carrier, Druk Air. It started operating the flight between Bangkok and Paro via Kolkata in December 2013. 

The carrier, which operates with two A319 aircraft, has recently taken on lease two Airbus 319 from AerCap. "These planes will replace our existing fleet by June and July 2018," said Dorji. 

Courtesy: The Economic Times
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