Bhutan Airlines will commence flights to Kolkata next month.
The airline will start daily flights on the Bangkok-Kolkata-Paro-Kolkata-Bangkok route later this month, after completing formalities with the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
“We are eager to begin services to Kolkata that is evolving as an important market for tourist traffic to Bhutan,” Ugyen Tenzin, Commercial Director of Bhutan Airlines was quoted as saying by the Times of India.
Currently, Jet Airways operates two daily flights to Bangkok while Thai Airways, IndiGo and AirAsia have a daily operation, whereas Druk Air is the only airline operating on Kolkata-Paro sector.
“Bhutan Airlines is a full-service carrier. So it will offer fares that are in sync with Thai and Jet,” said Lalit Mohan Khosla, Vice President of Bird Group, Bhutan Airline’s General Sales Agent in India.
Welcoming a new carrier flying into Kolkata, Travel Agents Federation of India, Chairman (East), Anil Punjabi said, “The carrier would be a boost to tourists keen to explore Bhutan. With just one flight to the Himalayan kingdom at present, few seats are available and they are all very expensive at present. Hopefully, the scenario will change now.”
source: Travel Daily India, 11 NOV 2013