Drukair is a Royal Government of Bhutan Owned Airline operates by the Druk Holding & Investments Ltd. The national Airline operates a schedule network within the South Asian region from its Head Quarters at Paro in Western Bhutan.
Drukair was born on April 5, 1981, and began operations on February 11, 1983, from Paro, a picturesque valley in western Bhutan, a 65 km drive away from the capital, Thimphu.
Drukair began humbly with an 18-seat Dornier 228-200 on January 14, 1983. The first stop was Kolkata, followed by six destinations in South Asia, including Bangkok.
Drukair's passenger would be able to enjoy the most breath-taking view of the Himalayan range, including Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga and the highest unclimbed mountains in Bhutan itself.
Drukair upgraded its planes to the new BAe 146 on November 21, 1988. Drukair now operates with 3 A319 for its international destinations and on an ATR 42-500 for its domestic airports.