Druk Air


Druk Air BAe 146-100 A5-RGD

Druk Air BAe 146s back in service

Bhutanese airline Druk Air has placed its two BAe 146-100s back into service to deal with heavy demand for travel to the Mountain Kingdom during the autumn tourist season. Additional flights have been scheduled to Bangkok, while flights to Delhi and Kathmandu have been split into separate services. Druk Air […]


Druk Air receives first Airbus A319

Bhutan’s Druk Air has taken delivery of its first Airbus A319. The airline ordered two A319s in June 2003 to replace its two BAE 146-100s after BAE Systems cancelled the Avro RJX program. Druk had been a launch customer of the RJX-85, and its first example of the type had […]


airBaltic Avro RJ70 returns home

airBaltic‘s Avro RJ70 YL-BAK (msn E1223) has returned from her lease to Druk Air and is now flying airBaltic services from Riga. This is a much-travelled RJ70. Originally built for US airline Business Express, she was acquired by airBaltic in 1996. The then young airline did not have enough work […]

airBaltic Avro RJ70 YL-BAK

Druk Air’s BAe 146 returns home

Following an extended stay at Woodford, Druk Air‘s BAe 146-100 A5-RGD (msn E1095) headed back to Bhutan on 1 August. The aircraft arrived in Woodford in June 2000 for a C check, but had to remain longer when microbiological contamination was found to have caused corrosion in the wings. Ultimately, […]


Druk Air places first Avro RJX order

Druk Air (Royal Bhutan Airlines) has placed the first order for the new Avro RJX derivative of the BAe 146 and Avro RJ with an order for two Avro RJX-85s. Deliveries of the two aircraft are scheduled for November 2001 and January 2002. Druk Air already operates two BAe 146-100s. […]