||Bhutan is a small south east Asian country in the Himalayas, set between India and Tibet. It is a beautiful country with fantastic natural scenery and happy and friendly residents that has only really emerged as a practical tourist destination over the last decade. Fortunately Bhutan has managed to balance the fine line between becoming big on tourist infrastructure without threatening its natural environment.
There is just one international airport in Bhutan. Paro International Airport (airport code: PBH) is situated in the west of the country, about 45 minutes to an hour drive from the capital city, Thimphu. Although this is an international airport, the majority of flights to Bhutan will be coming only from cities in neighbouring countries. The most common route would be from Bangkok or Delhi using Bhutan’s only national airline Druk Air. So for flights from South Africa to Bhutan first find a flight to Bangkok or Delhi, of which there are a good choice of airlines all with one stop from Johannesburg. For Delhi choose from Emirates, South African Airways or Ethiopian Airlines, or for Bangkok choose from flights with British Airways, South African Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Emirates, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, Kenya Airways and Ethiad Airways.