Thimphu - On August 4, Bhutan Airlines received its second Airbus A319. With the arrival of the new aircraft, the airline now has a fleet of two aircraft. Both A319 were leased for four years.

Bhutan Airlines signed the lease agreement for two A319 with AerCap on September 28 in Thimphu last year.

The A319s were used to replace older ones to give confidence and provide passengers with a safe and comfortable experience of the flight, said Phala Dorji, Chief executive officer of the Bhutan Airlines. Both planes have 126 seats and are seven years old.

The first A319 arrived earlier last month on June 23.

Bhutan Airlines operate flights to Bangkok in Thailand, Delhi, and Calcutta in India, and Kathmandu in Nepal.