Bhutan’s Drukair Signs Purchase Agreement for One
Drukair, the flag carrier of the Eastern
Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, has signed a purchase agreement for
one Airbus A320neo to support its growth plans and complement its
existing fleet of three A319s.
The aircraft will be powered by CFM
LEAP-1A26E1 engines optimised for high-altitude operations and
will become the largest aircraft operating out of Drukair’s base
Paro, located at an altitude of 7,300 feet and
surrounded by high mountains, is one of the world’s most
Featuring a two-class
cabin layout, the aircraft will be deployed to increase capacity
on existing regional routes to Singapore, Bangkok, Kathmandu,
Delhi and Calcutta.
Bhutan Tourism Update by Tashi
Tenzin, Tourism Council of Bhutan (September 2017)