Bhutan has two airlines in operation; Druk Air, operated by Royal Government of Bhutan and Bhutan Airlines owned by Tashi Air. These two airlines fly to Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Bagdogra, Gaya and Guwahati in India, Kathmandu in Nepal, Dhaka in Bangladesh, Bangkok in Thailand and Singapore.
Flight to Bhutan is always an interesting with panoramic view of Himalayan range in Bhutan and also Mt. Everest while on flight from Kathmandu. Also some famous snowcapped mountains, Mt Kanchenjunga, Makalu and Lhotse in Sikkim are visible on flight from Kathmandu and Delhi.
Paro is the only international airport in Bhutan. However, due to mountainous terrain, the carriers also provide domestic air service to Bumthang, Trashigang and Gelephu. In case of emergency, airlift or helicopter service is also available in the Kingdom.
HAT Bhutan is associated with both the airlines providing value added service for our invaluable clients.
Drukair is the oldest and owned by Royal Government of Bhutan since 1983 in the Paro valley. During the time, the first aircraft landed in Bhutan was 18 sitters Dornier 228-200 on a small airstrip. As tourism was already started in 1974, there was an increase in number of people visiting Bhutan. BAe 146 was upgraded by Drukair in 1988.
Now Drukair operates A319 for international and ATR 42-500 for regional destinations.
Bhutan Airlines is the first private owned airline in Bhutan, since December 2011. Like Drukair, they also have A319 in operation to the international destinations as mentioned above. The aircrafts have 126 passengers seating capacity; 114 Economy and 12 Business class seats.