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Drukair opts for an A320neo

Posted 20 April 2018 · Add Comment

Drukair, the flag carrier of Eastern Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, has signed a purchase agreement for one A320neo to support its growth plans and complement its existing fleet of three A319s.



Above: Drukair’s A320neo will be the biggest aircraft able to operate from Bhutan.


The aircraft will be powered by CFM Leap-1A26E1 engines optimised for high altitude operations and will become the largest aircraft operating out of Drukair’s base in Paro.



Above:
Paro, one of the world’s highest altitude airports at 7,300 feet.
Courtesy Airbus

 
Paro, located at an altitude of 7,300 feet and surrounded by high mountains, is one of the world’s most challenging airports. Thanks to the A320neo’s unmatched performance it will become the largest aircraft to operate from Paro offering greater payload capabilities and highest passenger comfort levels than any other product.
 
Featuring a two class cabin layout, the aircraft will be deployed to increase capacity on existing regional routes to Singapore, Bangkok, Kathmandu, Delhi and Calcutta.

 

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