Drukair, Royal Airlines of Bhutan, participated in the eTN Bhutan Tourism Summit in New York City, which took place on August 22, 2017. Plenty of wonderful Bhutanese food and wine attracted more than 100 travel agents and tour operators, while journalists set the scene for a full house at the Mission of Bhutan to the United Nations in New York.
The director of the Tourism Council of Bhutan, along with her director of marketing, Damcho Rinzin, extended the view of the Royal Government of Bhutan that adhered strongly to a policy of high value, low impact/volume tourism which serves the purpose of creating an image of exclusivity and high yield for Bhutan.
Drukair is a Royal Government of Bhutan owned airline, operating a network of scheduled flights within the South Asian region. Drukair began humbly with an 18-seat Dornier 228-200 that made its historic touch down at Paro airport on January 14, 1983, to the chant of inauguration prayers, cymbals, conches and the like, with maroon-clad monks blessing the occasion and the plane. Nowadays, the airline operates scheduled domestic service to four cities, and connects the Kingdom of Bhutan with Thailand, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Singapore. The fleet consists of three A-319 and one ATR 42-500 aircraft.