Bhutan Overflight Permit Regulation and Procedures

If you're an operator of a business jet or a commercial airline with plans to flyover Bhutan airspace, obtaining a Bhutan Overflight Permit from the Bhutan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is mandatory. As a flight dispatcher, it's important to have a good understanding of the requirements for obtaining this permit, including the fact that the issuing of an overflight permit confirms that there is no political or security objection to your airline, aircraft, or country of origin/destination and that there are no outstanding navigation fees due to the ATC authority.

  1. What are CAA's working hours, including whether they are open on weekends?
  2. Which aircraft documents must be submitted with the overflight request?
  3. Are there any fees charged by the CAA for processing the permit?
  4. What is the official validity period of the overflight permit, as determined by the CAA?
  5. How can the Bhutan air navigation bill be obtained, either through IATA or a local agent?

What Is Bhutan Civil Aviation Authority Working Hours :


  • Bhutan Civil Aviation Authority working hours ( 0300Z ) till ( 1100Z ).
  • Weekend In Bhutan ( Saturday and Sunday )

What Details Do I Need To Provide For Obtaining A Bhutan Overflight Permit :


  • Complete Flight Schedule
  • Entry Point and Exit Point
  • Lead Passenger Details ( Only for Passenger Flight )
  • Consignee and Consigner Details (Only for Cargo Flights)

Is There Any Offical Bhutan Overflight Permit Processing Fees :


  • According To Bhutan Civil Aviation
Officially there is "NO CAA Processing Fees" applied for issuance of Bhutan Overflight Permit.

Maximum Validity Duration for Bhutan Overflight Permit :


  • Bhutan overflight permit is valid for +72 hours (from their initial requested schedule).

Who Handles the Payment of the Air Navigation Bill for Overflights in Bhutan :


  • Bhutan CAA will issue air navigation bills directly to the company that submit overflight permit requests.

Sample Overflight Permits for Bhutan :


The issued overflight permit number must be inserted in Item 18 of your submiting Flight Plan.

  • The Bhutan overflight permit will be similar to the provided sample below.
Bhutan Overflight Permit : TBA

How Many Flight Information Regions Exist in Bhutan Airspace :


  • Airspace of Bhutan is currently having one flight information region (FIR).
  • Bhutan FIR ICAO Code is " VECF "

Who Will Issue Bhutan Overflight Permits :


  • Bhutan Civil Aviation Authority
  • Postal Address : Ministry of Information and Communication Paro International Airport PO Box 1229. Paro, Bhutan

We Offer Below Bhutan Overflight and Landing Permits Category :


  • Charter and Private Operator Services
  • Overflight Permits
  • Cargo Flight Overfly Permits
  • Commercial Airlines
  • Monthly Block Permits
  • Seasonal Block Overflight Permits
  • Overfly Country Navigation Settlement
  • Business Jets and Airliners Services
  • Landing Permits
  • Airport Parking Slot Arrangement

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Travel Information :


Bhutan, a Buddhist kingdom on the Himalayas’ eastern edge, is known for its monasteries, fortresses (or dzongs) and dramatic landscapes that range from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys. In the High Himalayas, peaks such as 7,326m Jomolhari are popular trekking destinations. Paro Taktsang monastery (also known as Tiger’s Nest) clings to cliffs above the forested Paro Valley.
  • Tiger’s Nest Monastery
The Tiger’s Nest Monastery hangs on a cliff and stands above an enchanting forest of blue pines and rhododendrons. As this beautiful and very exceptional monastery is a sheer climb the hill (900 meters), a pony can be arranged for the ride up, but only until the cafeteria. From then on, it is another steep walk and some narrow stairs towards the monastery itself. The trail crosses a chapel of butter lamps and descends to a waterfall by the Snow Lion Cave. The view of the Paro valley from here on is breathtaking, and the atmosphere very holy, a place where every Bhutanese will want to come at least once in his/her life. The place where Guru Rinpoche brought Buddhism into Bhutan, arriving on the back of a tigress.
  • Punakha Dzong
Being the second oldest and second largest dzong in Bhutan, Punakha Dzong, or some call it Pungthang Dewachen Phodrang (Palace of Great Happiness), is also the country’s most gorgeous and majestic dzong. Punakha is accessible from a 3 hours drive east of the capital Thimpu, and after crossing a pass in the mountains, the place is a breathtaking and glorious sight on the first glimpse from the road. It is placed strategically in between two rivers, Pho Chu (male) and Mo Chu (females) that has noticeable color differences between the rivers’ water. Punakha Dzong joined to the mainland by an arched wooden bridge and contains many precious relics from the days when successive kings reigned the kingdom over this valley. Furthermore, it is blessed with a temperate climate, and lovely lilac colored jacaranda trees grow around the dzong during the spring season.
  • Zuri Dzong Hike
The peak of the Zuri Dzong Trek is probably the perfect spot to have a bird-eye view of the entire Paro valley. The Zuri Dzong is the oldest Dzong in Bhutan, and in there lies a cave where Buddha came to meditate in, in the 8th century. This peaceful place allows both Bhutanese and tourists to soak in the tranquil that radiates from the extraordinary view, something one can stare at for hours in wonder and awe. The total journey time to get there will take approximately 30 minutes if one starts from the museum watchtower, and an additional 1 hour to exit out towards Uma. Tourists can expect to sit and relax there, and also remember to catch the amazing side view as you hike through Trek.
  • Uma Paro Hotel
Just a 10 minutes scenic drive from Paro airport, Uma Paro Hotel perches proudly on a Himalayan mountain, flanked by thick pine forests with views that overlay the Paro district. One of the remote kingdom’s only boutique hotels, it offers elegant interiors, exquisite food, a pampering Como Shambhala spa, and a cool pool amid the mind-bending ravishing scenery.
  • Gangtey Valley in winter
The valley of Gangtey is one of the most stunning valleys in the Himalayas, and many call it the Shangri-La of Bhutan, just as how Bhutan is well known for being “one of the world’s happiest nations,” and “the last Shangri-La on Earth.” The surprise of finding such a wide, flat valley without any trees after the hard climb through dense forests is augmented by an impression of vast space, which is an extremely rare experience in Bhutan as most of the valleys are tightly enclosed. This moderate trek visits the villages of Gogona and Khotokha, passing through meadows and fields, then forests of juniper, magnolia and rhododendrons, which will be in full bloom in April. Besides the attractive scenic valley and mountain trails passing through the magnificent forest with its undergrowth changing from rhododendron and magnolia to ferns and dwarf bamboo, we can also visit the historical Gangtey monastery and the blacked necked crane information centre. Additionally, there will be a special treat for those visiting the Gangtey during the winter season, as they will be able to catch the graceful Black-necked Cranes in action as they head to the roost.

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