Information & Facts
Short-term parking is available.
A taxi service is available although all visitors will be met by
their tour operator on arrival and transported from the airport to
their onward destination.
Airport facilities include a post office, bank, bureau de
change, restaurants, cafeterias, VIP lounge, duty free shop, gift
shop, and taxi service.
Dzongkha is the official language, and various Tibetan
dialects are spoken. English has recently become the language of
instruction in schools but is only spoken fluently by guides and
tourist industry professionals.
The local currency is the Ngultrumbut subdivided into 100
Chetrums. The currency is pegged to the Indian rupee on scale of
1:1. The Ngultrumbut was only introduced in 1974 before which the
country had no currency, relying on a system of bartering to
acquire goods. US Dollars and Travellers Cheques can be exchanged
at banks and large hotels. Visa and Mastercard are not widely
Local time is GMT +6 hours.