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Bhutan announces launch of new airline and international route

Bhutan’s first private airline will offer daily flights between Paro and Bangkok

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 10th October 2013 from Bangkok where the airline’s Airbus 320 is based and flights from Kolkata and Bagdogra to Paro will be launched in the coming months.

The airline will offer passengers the choice of economy and premium classes with a total of 150 seats. Fares will start from US$720 (approximately £455) return in economy, or US$800 (approximately £505) return in premium.

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.

To promote the launch of the new route, Tashi Air will offer travellers discounted fares, including 90% off for infants, 33% off for children and 30% off for students.

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