Airports


Paro international Airport (Dzongkha: སྤ་རོ་གནམ་ཐང༌ paro nam thang) is the only international airport in the country. It is maintained and run by the Department of Air Transport. Paro Airport is 5 km from Paro in a deep valley on the bank of the river Pa Chhu. With surrounding peaks as high as 5,500 m (18,000 ft), it is considered one of the world’s most challenging airports, and only a select number of pilots are certified to land at the airport. The flight into the deep and beautiful valley of Paro itself is an exhilarating experience.

Airport Code
Paro international Airport inherited its IATA airport code PBH and ICAO code VQPR from Paro International Airport, Bhutan.


The terminal building commissioned in the year 1999 was designed to offer visitors the first glimpse of the unique architectural heritage of the nation. Our efforts are dedicated in keeping the airport as beautiful and as modern as it is Bhutanese without having to compromise on passenger convenience.
Bumthang Domestic Airport also known as Bathpalathang Domestic Airport is one of the three Domestic Airports in Bhutan. It is Situated in Central part of Bhutan in a district or province called Bumthang.

Located at 2 Km from Chamkhar Town along the Chamkhar river towards the north of Chamkhar town will be best among the domestic airports. it resides at an elevation of 8466 ft above the mean sea level with a coordinate of 273343.92N 904449.72E it has one runway designated as 14/32. The airport is located in a similar location as that of Paro International Airport.

Airport Code
Bumthang Domestic Airport inherited its IATA airport code BUT and ICAO code VQBT.
Gelephu Domestic Airport is located in Samteling Gewog, about two kilometers from the Gelephu town in Sarpang District, Bhutan. The airport has been constructed on an area spanning over 521 acres. The airport resides at an elevation of 300.9m (987.204ft) above mean sea level with a coordinates of “26°53’04.46” N “90°27’50.98” E Centre of Runway. The runway of 1500 meters length and its orientation is designated as 29/11/.
It is one of only four airports in Bhutan. The Airport was inaugurated in October 2012 and came into regular operation from December 17, 2015.

Airport Code Gelephu Domestic Airport inherited its IATA airport code GLU and ICAO code VQGP.
Yongphula Domestic Airport is one of the 3 Domestic Airports in Bhutan. It is located in Tashigang in eastern Bhutan, 27°15.465 ´N09130.55´E at an elevation of 8442 ft.

The test flight during the calibration of the installed nav-aid and communication equipment has landed on the airport for the first time in the history of bhutan on September 4, 2011 thereby making it ready for operational.

The airport resides at an elevation of 8442 feet above MSL. It has one runway designated 12/30 thereby making it land and takeoff from only one runway i,e. RNWY 12.

Airport Code
Yongphula Domestic Airport inherited its IATA airport code YON and ICAO code VQTY.