Airport Details:

  • Airport: Gelephu Domestic Airport
  • City: Gelephu
  • IATA Code: GLU

Gelephu Domestic Station

  • Gelephu airport has only one terminal for departure and arrival.
  • Check-in time is 1 hour prior to flight departure and counter closes 30 minutes before departure time.

Office Timing:

  • Airport Office :
  • Open daily- depending on the tentative schedule of flight operations

Counter Timing:

  • Our counter opens 2 hours prior to departure and closes 30 mins prior to departure.

About Gelephu

Gelephu is a region of the Dzongkhag of Sarpang. It is located in Southern Bhutan on the border with India and this makes it a hub for cross-border trade. Gelephu is a warm, fertile region with plenty of rainfall.

Special Service information:

Special service request should be made if passengers request to travel earlier than confirmed dates. Priority will be extended to the senior citizens and patients.

Baggage Information:

Check-in baggage allowance/ Excess baggage / Upgradation rates:

Stations Business 'J/C' Economy 'Y/S' Excess baggage rates (per kg) Upgrade surcharges
S to C class Y to J class
Gelephu - Paro 30 kgs 20 kgs BTN 100 BTN 820 USD 25
Gelephu-Yonphula 30 kgs 20 kgs BTN 75 BTN 1430 USD 25
Gelephu - Bumthang 30 kgs 20 kgs BTN 75 BTN 820 USD 25

Travel Tips:

Due to the geographical location and operating challenges out of Paro International airport in Bhutan which is severely dependent on weather condition during monsoon season, the scheduled timings are subjected to change without prior notices.Travellers are therefore, requested to check with Drukair offices and its agent for the latest information.Drukair reserves the rights without assigning any reason to cancel, reschedule, overfly or delay the commencement or deviate from the route of journey.Therefore,all passengers are advised to maintain a minimum of 24 hours connection time to avoid misconnection.

All passengers are advised to maintain flexible tickets on connecting carriers.

International Travelers are advice to carry original passports (with a minimum of 6 months validity) and a copy of a route permit at all times. Indian and Bhutanese Nationals can carry valid Citizenship Identity Card or Voter Identity.

For any queries related to flight service and schedule, kindly write to

Airport Office