1 – Druk Air CEO Tandin Jamso and General Manager of Ground Operation & Catering Division Tshering Penjore (TP) are co-owners of Thimphu Primary School. Tandin Jamso and TP are brothers.
2 – Druk Air makes regular unscheduled flights to Bagdogra to pick-up and drop children of CEO & his relatives. These children go to elite schools in Darjeeling and Kalimpong.
3 – If you are remotely associated to the CEO, you are automatically upgraded from economy class to business class. All relatives of the CEO have been traveling in business class for years without paying the full amount.
4 – Parents of children studying in Thimphu Primary School have to pay for their snacks (“airline quality food” boasts the school). The snack is in-fact in-flight snacks served on Druk Air. Thimphu City garbage collectors will tell you that they collect a lot of food packages that says “Druk Air”.
5 – If you aspire to be a Druk Air station manager, you better suck-up to TP.
6 – Cabin crew duty rosters are made by the captain of the flight, hand picking their favourite stewardess. Most pilots have a stewardess who does more than just attend to the passengers.
7 – All cockpit crew have been given iPads & laptops. Pilots can be found playing Angry Bird & Candy Crush after setting the aircraft on auto-pilot mode.
8 – Ticketing agencies outside the country are paying handsome kickbacks to the CEO & his brother for every ticket sold. Besides other goodies, these agencies send luxury cars to pick them up from the airport when they travel (frequently).
9 – CEO Tandin Jamso has plans to start a noodle factory and a hotel as FDI. To smoothen the government procedures Karma P Wangdi will be quietly sent as Singapore station manager. He is the nephew of Sonam P Wangdi, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Economic Affairs.
10 – Druk Air has shifted their Thimphu office from Changlam to Dechen Cottage in Hongkong market. Dechen Cottage is owned by TP’s wife.
Contributed by: Slats n Flaps.