Drukair is expected to launch flight route between Paro and Singapore via Guwahati, India today.

The target is to provide travellers from North East India, in particular from Assam, non-stop flight to Singapore and back.

The event was part of celebration of 50 years of diplomatic relations between Bhutan and India.

The launch of route was announced at the opening of the office of the Royal Bhutanese Consulate General in Guwahati earlier this year.

From September 29, Drukair flight KB 540 will operate on Wednesday and Saturday. The flight will depart from Paro at 7:30am and land in Guwahati at 7:55am. From Guwahati the flight will depart for its final destinations  at 8:35am and land in Singapore at 3:35pm on the same day.

KB 541 will depart on Thursday and Sunday from Singapore at 6:30am, arrive at Guwahati at 8:30am and depart Guwahati at 9:10am, arriving final destinations Paro at 10:30am on the same day.

The route is expected to facilitate travel, trade, and people to people exchange among Bhutan, Assam, and Singapore, as well as with other North Eastern states of India. It is expected to provide passengers with greater range of options according to the press release from Druk Air Corporation limited.

“The new route will also contribute towards strengthening social, cultural and economic ties among Bhutan, India’s North Eastern States and Singapore,” press release states.

Drukair currently operates two flights via Guwahati to Bangkok.

The new route will be the second flight connecting Paro and Singapore after direct flight connecting Paro to Singapore was launched on September 1, 2012.

Staff Reporter