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Drukair flight timing
Due to the geographical location and operating challenges out of Paro airport in Bhutan which is severely dependent on weather conditions, the schedule timings are subject to change without prior notice. Travelers are therefore, requested to check with Drukair offices or its agent for the latest information. Drukair reserves the rights without assigning any reason to cancel, reschedule, or overfly or delay the commencement or deviate from the route of the journey. Therefore, all passengers are advised to maintain a minimum of 24 hours connection time to avoid misconnection
All passengers are advised to maintain flexible tickets on connecting carriers.
The reporting time for your flight is two hours prior to flight departure. All counters will close 40 minutes prior to scheduled departure of the flight.
However, check-in counters in Delhi, Kathmandu and Kolkata will close one hour prior to scheduled flight departure.
Documents Required for travel by Air (in case the passenger is a patient)
1. Fit to travel by air certificate signed by a Physician
2. CID of patient and escort if travelling to India and passport if travelling to other countries.
3. Child Health Card or Birth Certificate if the patient is minor and travelling to India and Passport if travelling to other countries.
4. Reservation of 5 seats incase stretcher is required and one day prior information to Drukair is required.
5. Oxygen cylinder can be provided upon payment of Nu. 1000 at the check-in counterFor all travel requirements, please contact the nearest Drukair booking office or a travel agent. International airlines, tour promoters and travel agents abroad are invited to communicate their reservation requirements to the Central Space Control of Drukair in Paro.
Wheelchair Assistance To The Plane
* Please note that should high lift be required, the following will be charged payable by the passengers;
Drukair has now migrated from Air Kiosk System to the SITA Horizon Computerized Reservation System from 01 June 2009. The airline has also introduced Internet Booking Engine (IBE). The IBE portal consists of two modules, B2B and B2C. IBE, B2B as the more cost effective distribution will be made accessible to all agencies, both outside & within Bhutan. IBE, B2C is for direct customers. This module is accessible by customers worldwide using credit card as mode of payment. Both modules are ready and linked to the Drukair website http://www.drukair.com.bt
For all travel requirements, please contact the nearest Drukair booking office or a travel agent. International airlines, tour promoters and travel agents abroad are invited to communicate their reservation requirements to the Central Space Control of Drukair in Paro.
All reservations must be reconfirmed at least 72 hours before scheduled departure. Failure to reconfirm will result in cancellation of booking without any notice.
Tickets issued against full fare are valid for a period of one year, except as otherwise provided in the ticket.
Check in formalities
The reporting time for your flight is two hours prior to flight departure. All counters will close 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure of the flight.
However, check-in counters in Delhi will close one hour prior to scheduled flight departure.
Itinerary receipts and travel documents must be presented at the time of check-in.
For all travel, it is the ticket holder's responsibility to ensure that all required visas have been obtained and presented at check-in.
The Carrier reserves the right to refuse carriage to a passenger who fails to present the necessary travel documents.
Time shown on the itinerary receipt is the departure time of the aircraft and the check-in counters close 30minutes prior to departure time.
If a credit card is used for purchase of this electronic ticket, the credit card must be presented at check-in.
According to security regulations, passengers are advised:
Lunana Snowman trek is said to be the hardest trek in the world, with 12 passes between 4,500 and 5,300 meters; overnight stays between 3,700 and 5,100 meters; 24 days; the majority is unsettled, high alpine areas
Jomolhari Trek and Rodungla Trek routes are in the high mountains requiring some endurance; 6 to 10 days depending on the chosen route
Druk Path, Dagala trek and Gasa/Laya Treks shorter treks with remarkable altitude differences; 3 to 6 days
Bumthang Culture, Gangtey and Samtegang Treks have ample routes from village to village, 3 to 4 days
Between mid June to mid September, one should expect regular rainfall.
Driving time between various places in Bhutan
To help us facilitate smooth service, request all foreigners visiting Bhutan to have valid prearranged visas for their return journey to their next destination.