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Bhutan is a monarchy in South Asia, in the eastern Himalayas, on the Indian subcontinent. It is bordered on the north by the Tibet region of China, and to the south, east, and west by India. A unified Bhutan emerged with a dual system of civil and spiritual rule in the 16th century. Since 1907 it has been ruled by a hereditary monarch of the Wangchuck family. Bhutan remained a secluded country until the 1950s. It is still considered among the least developed countries of the world. The capital of Bhutan is Thimphu

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Bhutan Airlines (Tashi Air)   

2013 - date Active

^ Comments : Bhutan Airlines, then known as Tashi Air, was launched on 04Dec2011. After only six months of operation, however, the airline asked the Butanese Government for permission to suspend domestic flights. The airline resumed services on 10Oct2013 as Bhutan Airlines, having secured the wet lease of a single Airbus A320 aircraft from a Lithuanian-based company

^ Genealogy : Tashi Air >Bhutan Airlines

Druk Air (Royal Bhutan Airlines)  updated in 2017

1983 - date Active

^ Comments : Druk Air was formed on 05Apr1981 by Royal Proclamation & inaugurated scheduled revenue flights on 11Feb1983, with Flight 101 departing Paro for Kolkata. National airline of Bhutan. Scheduled domestic and regional services

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Tashi Air   

2011 - 2013 Renamed

^ Comments : Bhutan Airlines, then known as Tashi Air, was launched on 04Dec2011. After only six months of operation, however, the airline asked the Butanese Government for permission to suspend domestic flights. The airline resumed services on 10Oct2013 as Bhutan Airlines, having secured the wet lease of a single Airbus A320 aircraft from a Lithuanian-based company

^ Genealogy : Tashi Air >Bhutan Airlines

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