Updated 19th January 2012
Take a flight to Bangkok
Bangkok is probably the best entry to Bhutan by air. Royal Bhutan Airlines, Drukair, flies daily from and to Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK). Travellers are strongly encouraged to take full fledged airlines, like Singapore Airlines and Thai Airways, instead of budget airlines. This will ensure that you have the possibility of re-scheduling your return flight should Drukair’s flight be delayed due to bad weather.
Flights from Bangkok to Paro International Airport, Bhutan
Flights from Bangkok generally departs in the morning between 530am and 730am. Passengers will usually have to arrive in Bangkok the evening before and check-in for their Paro-bound flights 2 hours before departure.
Check out the location of ROW W at Suvarnabhumi Airport’s departure hall.
Check out the location of Drukair’s business lounge at Suvarnabhumi Airport’s departure hall.
Departing Paro, Bhutan, and onwards
Flights out of Paro to Bangkok generally departs at about 11 am. This flight will usually reach Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport at 450pm Bangkok time. Travellers will be able to connect directly to their flight home by informing our Drukair staff of their connecting flight so that traveller’s baggages can be transferred to the second flight automatically.
For travellers continuing to Singapore, they can take SQ979 (18:30) or SQ981 (21:00) or they can take TG401 (19:40).
From Singapore to Paro from September 2012
(Image courtesy of Changi Airport Group)
Starting from September 2012, travellers will have an additional option t travel to the Kingdom of Bhutan via Drukair’s twice weekly flight from Singapore Changi Airport on Thursdays and Sundays. For travellers in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand, and travellers from any countries with good connection to Singapore Changi airport, this will mean a saving of at least 13 hours (transit in Bangkok).
Check out the latest news of Singapore-Paro direct flight.
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