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PM graces inaugural flight to Gelephu domestic airport

Oct 25, 2012

The Prime Minister Jigmi Y. Thinley graced the inaugural flight to Gelephu domestic airport as the Chief Guest today. It took about 25 minutes for the flight to land in Gelephu after it took off from Paro International Airport.

Thousands including some from the neighbouring dzongkhags had come to witness the event.

Speaking to the people gathered, Lyonchhoen, said today is a day for all the Bhutanese to feel proud.

The Drukair has not worked out the flight schedule right now as the infrastructures are yet to be completed. However, the office said, the one way airfare from Paro to Gelephu will come to about US$ 170.

The airport has been constructed on an area spanning over 500 acres and is located about six kilometres away from Gelephu town towards Sarpang.



2 Comments for “PM graces inaugural flight to Gelephu domestic airport”

  1. L-PA

    First of all …we welcome the development…

    but Airfare is relatively high…..i feel druk air is charging relative high …its a monopoly business..where public will suffer in paying high fare..,, unlike in other countries…they target the business margin only after 5-10 years…..Government should allow other airline to come in so that the price will be competitive and people will benefit…..this policy states that the facilities are there but with the killing price….in other words only expatraites, higher govt officails and business man can fly……and the normal people here rather can take a photos instead………..anyway..cheers…

  2. tshering tashi

    I do agree with L-PA Druk Air need to work on airfare as well. Pelden Drukpa Gaylo.

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