Drukair, the national airline of the Kingdom of Bhutan, has started providing chartered flights to Hong Kong a few weeks ago. Between February 12 and 24, 2018, Drukair operated three chartered cycles to and from Hong Kong.
This is not the first time, the airline has flown chartered flights to destinations other than its scheduled sectors. Last year, between August 27 and September 02, Drukair operated two chartered cycles to Kuala Lumpur. Another three cycles were completed December 15 – 26, 2017.
According to Drukair officials, charter flights are operated on request from both local and international travel agents. The service is provided on a first-come basis, after completing all the scheduled flights, and after deploying all the necessary requirements for chartered flights.
Drukair has also received queries for chartered flights in Vietnam, Indonesia, Taipei, and Penang in Malaysia. Negotiations are currently ongoing, in order to materialize the operations in those countries.
Headquartered at Paro (PBH), a picturesque valley in Western Bhutan, Drukair is a Royal Government of Bhutan owned airline, operating a network of scheduled flights within the South Asian region. Drukair operates scheduled domestic service to four cities, and connects the Kingdom of Bhutan with Thailand, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Singapore.