Assam linked with Bhutan, Thailand by flights

October 26th, 2010 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS  

Guwahati, Oct 26 (IANS) The Guwahati airport will soon go international with Bhutan’s Druk Air Tuesday announcing bi-weekly flights connecting the Himalayan kingdom and Thailand to Assam.

Beginning Oct 31, Druk Air would operate flights between Paro in Bhutan and Guwahati and between Bangkok and Guwahati.

“The services will surely help in connectivity and take our age old ties to newer heights,” Druk Air chairman Kesang Wangdi told IANS.

According to the schedule, Guwahati and Paro will be linked on Mondays and Thursdays and Guwahati and Bangkok on Wednesdays and Sundays.

Return flights from Paro to Guwahati would be available on Wednesdays and Sundays, while Bangkok to Guwahati flights would be on Mondays and Thursdays.

The promotional fare for Guwahati Paro is just Rs.3,000 while Guwahati Bangkok direct flight is Rs.6,000.

However, regular economy class fare would be Rs.5,000 Guwahati-Paro and Rs.8,500 for Guwahati-Bangkok.

The 100-seater airbus would take just 50 minutes from Guwahati to Paro while the Guwahati-Bangkok distance would be covered in about three hours.

Druk Air is hopeful of attracting passengers, mostly tourists and businesspeople, to the Himalayan kingdom, besides visitors to Assam as well.

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