Paro, Bhutan - Druk Air, national airline of the Kingdom of Bhutan, took delivery of its first Airbus A320neo aircraft last week.
The aircraft with registration A5-JKW was leased from Skyliner Aviation. The narrowbody jet arrived in Paro on March 18 after a ferry flight from Toulouse Blagnac via Delhi.
The fleet of Bhutanese flag carrier consists of small jets due to the extreme terrain conditions where Paro International Airport is located. The current fleet of Druk Air includes three Airbus A319-100s and one ATR42-600.
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Druk Air did not announce any route for its new aircraft. The airline currently flies to Bagdogra, Bangkok Suvarnabhumi, Delhi, Dhaka, Guwahati, Kathmandu, Kolkata Int'l, and Singapore Changi with its Airbus A319-100s.
Druk Air and Bhutan Airlines are the only carriers operating scheduled flights to and from Bhutan. Foreign companies are not permitted to fly to the country.