GoAir (G8, Mumbai Int'l) is planning to launch flights from Delhi Int'l to Paro in Bhutan, with an announcement expected shortly, Indian news agency PTI has reported citing internal sources.

Once the flights are confirmed, GoAir will become the first foreign carrier to operate to Bhutan.

The Himalayan landlocked kingdom is largely inaccessible due to extremely challenging terrain that limits the size of aircraft capable of operating to and from Paro. Special pilot training is also required for approaches. According to the ch-aviation capacities module, Paro is currently served by Drukair (KB, Paro) and Bhutan Airlines (B3, Paro). Both airlines operate A319-100s. Drukair also operates ATR turboprops.

Both Bhutanese carriers operate daily between Paro and Delhi with two weekly Drukair flights and four of Bhutan Airlines' services operating via Kathmandu.

According to the ch-aviation fleets advanced module, GoAir does not operate A319-100s. The Indian LCC operates sixteen A320-200s and thirty-five A320-200neos.