Paro Airport (IATA: PBH, ICAO: VQPR) is the only international airport of Bhutan. The airport is located 6 km (3.7 mi) from Paro in a deep valley on the bank of the river Paro Chhu at an elevation of 7,300 ft (2,200 m).
With surrounding peaks as high as 18,000 ft (5,500 m) it is considered one of the world's most challenging airports, and as of October 2009, only eight pilots in the world are certified to land at the airport. Flights at Paro are allowed under visual meteorological conditions only and are restricted to daylight hours from sunrise to sunset.
Bathpalathang Airport in Bumthang district and Yongphulla Airport in Trashigang District are two other airports in the country. The Royal Bhutanese Government's 10th Five Year Plan (which covers 2008–2013) includes the building of one more domestic airport at Gelephu in Sarpang District.