HISTORY

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HISTORY

Chronology:

  • 1968-Paro airstrip operational
  • 1981-National airline Druk Air established by Royal Decree
  • 1983-Commercial air transport commenced with two 18-seater Dornier
  • 1986-DCA formerly established
  • 1988-Bhutan: party to Hague Convention
  • 1988-Bhutan: party to Montreal Convention
  • 1989-Bhutan party to Tokyo Convention
  • 1989-Bhutan became a ICAO member State
  • 1990-The Civil Aviation Act, 1990 passed
  • 1992-The Bhutan Air Navigation Regulations (BANR) promulgated – based on ICAO requirements.
  • 1993-Becomes Druk Air Corporation Ltd.
  • 2000-The Civil aviation Act amended
  • 2002-BANR amended (supplement in 1994)
  • 2010-BANR revised
  • 17th Dec 2011–Domestic air service to Bumthang & Yongphula launched
  • 2011-Tashi Air launched (Domestic)
  • 2012-Tashi Air suspended (May)
  • Sept 2012-Gelephu Runway inaugurated
  • 2013-Tashi Air to commence international-Oct 2013 (Ministry’s approval)
  • 2013-Draft Act for Regulation of Civil Aviation underway (ADB)