Seamless Approvals for Business Aircraft Overflight and Landings at Bhutan's Airports

Embark on a journey free of hassle with our aviation permit solutions for Bhutan’s airports through Just Aviation. Our specialization lies in securing aviation permits and crucial clearances to ensure your aircraft’s seamless voyage, covering overflight and landing permits. Trust in our expertise for a swift permit acquisition, even with short notice, simplifying your trip organization. Choose Just Aviation as your reliable collaborator for a stress-free visit to Bhutan’s airports.

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    Overflight Permits in Bhutan’s International Operations

    To conduct non-scheduled or private flights into and over Bhutan, foreign registered aircraft operators must obtain prior approval from the Director General of Bhutan Civil Aviation Authority (DG – BCAA). Applications for such approvals should be submitted through the approved agent, Bhutan Air Services (BAS), in advance of the intended operation. Operators must adhere to specific category C requirements for Paro International Airport, including the presence of a guide pilot with experience at the aerodrome or simulator training. Approval timelines vary based on the type of flight, ranging from 3 to 14 days. The DG – BCAA may impose conditions on passenger and cargo carriage, and flight clearances are valid for 72 hours, requiring re-clearance for delayed operations.

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    Landing Permits in Bhutan’s International Operations

    Landing permits for non-scheduled commercial, private, and other flights in Bhutan are processed through Bhutan Air Services (BAS), the approved agent for the Bhutan Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA). Operators must submit applications according to specified timelines, ranging from 3 to 14 days, depending on the type of flight. The BCAA may assign a Flight Clearance Number (FCN) and impose conditions on passenger and cargo carriage. Applications must follow a prescribed format and be routed through BAS. Flight clearances are valid for 72 hours, requiring re-clearance for delayed operations. Pilots-in-command must have the FCN on board and quoted as needed for efficient air traffic control communication. Additionally, operators must ensure visa requirements, ground handling, fueling, and charges are addressed prior to departure from Bhutan.

    How to secure flight permits in Bhutan?

    Streamline Your Bhutan Airport Operations with Expert Flight Permit Assistance. Contact us at [email protected] for a journey with minimal hassle. Our devoted team is available to provide comprehensive flight permit support, ensuring a smooth and effortless experience at Bhutan’s airports.


    • Complete Flight Schedule
    • Entry Point and Exit Point
    • All Passenger Details
    • Receiving Party Details (Contact Number/Email)
    • Consignee and Consignor Details
    • Aircraft Documents:
      • Air Operating Certificate (Private Aircraft AOC is not required)
      • Certificate of Airworthiness
      • Insurance Certificate
      • Noise Certificate
      • Registration Certificate

    When submitting the Flight Plan, it is crucial to insert the issued overflight permit number in Item 18.

    The authority responsible for Bhutan Overflight Permits is the Bhutan Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA).

    There are no officially applied Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) processing fees for the issuance of Bhutan Overflight Permits.

    Bhutan Overflight Permits remain valid for a period of +72 hours from the initially requested schedule.

    Currently, Bhutan’s airspace is divided into one flight information region (FIR).

    The Bhutan Civil Aviation Authority will issue air navigation bills directly to the company that submits the overflight permit requests.

    The working hours of the Bhutan Civil Aviation Authority are from 0300Z to 1100Z.


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