Druk air the national airline has a new airbus in its fleet. The new airbus is the latest of its kind and can life about 1800 kgs more than its earlier kind still in operation in the country.
Airports in Bhutan has always been a challenge for big aircrafts as high mountains and weather conditions make it difficult for landing and take off. Pilots in Bhutan depend on total visibility for take off and landings in Bhutan. Bhutan doesn’t have night landing facilities.
The short runway with high mountains surrounding the valley makes difficult for big aircrafts to land in Bhutan. The biggest aircraft so far is the airbus A319 to land in Bhutan.
The arrival of new airbus and the various cities Druk Air has plans to fly will boost tourism in the country. Limited flights and few hotels are a major hinderance to the growth of tourism in the country.