Bhutan’s first and the only private carrier, Tashi Air, is also set to enter the Nepalese skies. The request from the Bhutan government to revise the air service agreement (ASA) is taken positively by Nepal government.
The Nepalese cabinet of ministers has given the go-ahead to the Bhutanese government’s request that came through ministry of civil aviation to revise the ASA with Bhutan following its request as its first private airline Tashi Air (the company’s name is Bhutan Airlines) plans to connect Nepal.
Nepal and Bhutan signed the ASA in February 2004, allowing Bhutan’s national flag carrier – Druk Air – to operate seven flights per week between Paro and Kathmandu .
The revision of the agreement would end the provision of single designation providing multiple designation and increasing flight frequency between the two countries.
Tashi Air targets the tourists coming to Nepal as it plans to expand wings in regional aviation network.