New York, June 16, 2017. AirlinePros, a global leader in airline and travel representation, is delighted to announce its appointment as U.S. General Sales and Marketing Agent by Drukair (KB), the national airline of the Kingdom of Bhutan.
“We are excited to represent Drukair, the largest airline operating into Bhutan, the last Mahayana Buddhist kingdom”, said Jerry-Max Theophile, Vice President Sales and Business Development at AirlinePros. “Bhutan, also commonly referred to as ‘Shangri-La’, is a unique destination, and considered the ‘Happiest Country on Earth’. The kingdom is rich in history – beautiful temples, monasteries, and fortresses dotting the country – amazingly beautiful landscapes with lush valleys, crystal clear rivers, and the magnificent Himalayas. We look forward to developing commercial functions for Drukair on the North American market, strengthening the airline’s brand engagement among industry leaders and travelers to increase the number of visitors to the magical destination of Bhutan.”
Drukair Holidays, one of the divisions under Drukair Royal Bhutan Airlines, organizes all in-country travel needs, such as visa, accommodation, internal transportation, all meals, and licensed tour guides. In addition, tour packages always include a royalty fee, which goes towards free education, healthcare, and poverty alleviation in Bhutan.
Headquartered at Paro (PBH), a picturesque valley in Western 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.
Bhutan is the most exclusive and sought-after travel destination, and opened its doors to the outside world only four decades ago. A unique policy of high value, low volume tourism upheld the nation’s vision of keeping its pristine environment, centuries old tradition and culture intact and alive. While Bhutan is one of the smallest countries on earth, its cultural diversity is profound. Due to its location and unique geographical and climatic variations, the kingdom of Bhutan is one of the worlds’ last remaining biodiversity hotspots. Each of Bhutan’s National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries are an essential part of the ‘Bhutan Biological Conservation Complex’ – a system of national parks, protected areas, and forest corridors covering 60% of the country. Bhutan is a premier destination for adventure sports. Set among the majestic Himalayas, the kingdom is the perfect location for hiking, trekking, kayaking, mountain biking, and fishing.
For Information and Media Inquiries, please contact:
Drukair USA Office
P: 877 958 1077