Drukair (KB, Paro) took delivery of its first A320-200neo, A5-JKW (msn 9595), on March 18, 2020, Skyliner Aviation has reported.

The Airbus narrowbody was ferried from Toulouse Blagnac via Delhi Int'l to Paro but has yet to be deployed into revenue service given government restrictions on foreigners entering the country as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.

The Bhutanese flag carrier has so far been limited to smaller narrowbodies due to extreme terrain restrictions at Paro which excluded the operation of A320ceo. The airline's current fleet includes three A319-100s and one ATR42-600. Its rival Bhutan Airlines (B3, Paro) operates two A319-100s.

Drukair has yet to file schedules for the A320neo. The airline uses its A319-100s to serve Bagdogra, Bangkok Suvarnabhumi, Delhi, Dhaka, Guwahati, Kathmandu, Kolkata Int'l, and Singapore Changi.

The two Bhutanese airlines are the only carriers operating scheduled flights to and within Bhutan. Foreign airlines are not permitted to serve the secluded Himalayan kingdom.