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Paro Airport
IATA: PBH – ICAO: VQPR
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Department of Civil Aviation
Location Paro District
Elevation AMSL 7,340.14 ft / 2,237.27 m
Coordinates 27°24′31.75″N 89°25′14.09″E / 27.4088194°N 89.4205806°E / 27.4088194; 89.4205806Coordinates: 27°24′31.75″N 89°25′14.09″E / 27.4088194°N 89.4205806°E / 27.4088194; 89.4205806
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
15/33 6,512 1,985 Asphalt

Paro Airport (IATA: PBH, ICAO: VQPR) is the only paved airport in Bhutan, six kilometres (three miles) away from Paro. The airport is located at an altitude of 2,235 m (7,333 ft) in a steep valley on the bank of Paro river. With surrounding peaks as high as 5,480 m (18,000 ft) it is considered to be "one of the world's most challenging airports". Flights at Paro are allowed under visual meteorological conditions (VMC) only and are restricted to daytime hours (sunrise to sunset). According to Travel & Leisure, only eight pilots in the world are certified to land at the airport. There is only one other airport in the country, Yongphulla Airport, which is not paved.

The airport has one runway and is served by Buddha Air and the national carrier Drukair which has its base there. Yeti Airlines has stated its interest in flying into Paro from Kathmandu.

There is one passenger terminal, one cargo terminal and 2 aircraft hangars. There are also 4 check-in desks and one gate. Buddha Air started flights from Kathmandu to Paro starting August 23, 2010.

In 2002, the airport handled 37,151 passengers and 90,983 tonnes of cargo.


Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Buddha Air Kathmandu
Drukair Bagdogra, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Delhi, Dhaka, Gaya, Kathmandu, Kolkata


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General Info
Country Bhutan
ICAO ID VQPR
Time UTC+5:30
Latitude 27.403192
27° 24' 11.49" N
Longitude 89.424606
089° 25' 28.58" E
Elevation 7332 feet
2235 meters
Magnetic Variation 000° W (01/06)
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
15/33 6445 x 95 feet
1964 x 29 meters
ASPHALT - NO


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR PRO PARO - 108.4 7.4 NM 327.0
NDB PR PARO - 410 At Field -


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel Unknown fuel type or whether there is any fuel.



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