Yonphula Airport in Trashigang closed down to air traffic last week. This was a fortnight ahead of the initial schedule for close down.
The department of civil aviation (DCA) had planned to shut down the airport from November 1 until 2015 for major infrastructure repairs. This was due to absence of a fire truck.
The repairs will be funded by an Asian Development Bank (ADB) grant of USD 6.9M.