Drukair Launches New Guwahati To Singapore Route

Major boost to India's Look East Policy

9/3/2018 2:58:21 PM
written By : Team India Se Print

Connectivity between Singapore, North-east India and Bhutan just got better with Drukair, Royal Bhutan Airlines, launching its inaugural flight on September 1, 2018 for its new route from Guwahati to Singapore and vice versa. This will also give a major boost to India’s Look East Policy.

This new route will offer travelers from North East India, and in particular travelers from the State of Assam, non-stop flights to Singapore and back. This flight will be the only international flight that connects Paro to Singapore, via Guwahati.

The launch of the new route by Drukair, Royal Bhutan Airlines, is as per the existing Air Service Agreement signed between the two governments, and the inaugural event is to celebrate the golden jubilee anniversary marking 50 years of Diplomatic Relations between Bhutan and India.

From September 29, 2018, Drukair flight KB540, will operate on Wednesdays and Saturdays, departing Paro at 7:30 AM, arrive Guwahati at 7:55 AM, depart Guwahati at 8:35 AM, and arrive at its final destination Singapore at 3:35 PM, on the same day.  KB541 will depart the next day, on Thursdays and Sundays, from Singapore at 6:30 AM, arrive Guwahati at 8:30 AM, depart Guwahati at 9:10 AM, and arrive at its final destination Paro at 10:30 AM, on the same day.

The new route is expected to greatly facilitate travel, trade, and people to people exchanges among Bhutan, Assam and Singapore, as well as with other North Eastern states of India, while providing passengers with a greater range of options. The new route will also contribute towards strengthening social, cultural and economic ties among Bhutan, India’s North Eastern states and Singapore.

Drukair currently operates two flights via Guwahati to Bangkok. 

The inaugural launch ceremony was attended by representatives from the Royal Government of Bhutan, the Government of Assam, Airport Authorities of Singapore and Bhutan, Changi Airport Group, while the Dy High Commissioner of India to Singapore, Ninad S Deshpande, was the Guest of Honour from Singapore.

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