Druk Air resume flights to Gelephu

The wait for people in Gelephu to be connected by air is finally over with Druk Air resuming its flights to the town this week.

The first flight on November 11 had six passengers on board.

The airline now operates three times a week- Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. The company had tested one weekly flight two years ago but discontinued citing not profitable.

The airline agreed to resume the domestic operations following the government’s decision to provide the company with a subsidy of Nu 0.30 million per domestic flight.

During the promotional period, a one-way flight to this southern town from Paro will cost Nu 3,570. Round trip for the public will cost Nu 6,250. Fare cost for flights from Bumthang to Gelephu will be Nu 3,750 (one-way) and Nu 6,250 for round trip.

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