Lao airlines to launch new flights between Luang Prabang and China

Lao Airlines plans to open additional flights between world heritage site Luang Prabang and Changsha, the capital of China’s Hunan province, toward the middle of the year.

The first Lao Airlines flight between Vientiane and Changsha opened in 2015, where the flight was two times per week. The opening of further flights would also foster comfortable business conditions for Chinese, encouraging investment in Laos, and Lao to invest in China.

Head of Information, Culture and Tourism Department in Luang Prabang Mr. Soulithip Norkhounphonh said that Luang Prabang currently has international flights between its province with Bangkok and Chiang Mai of Thailand; Singapore; Malaysia; Siem Reap of Cambodia; Hanoi of Vietnam; Busan of Korea; Kunming and Jinghong of Yunan province in China; and Chengdu of China.

The Lao Airlines’ fleet currently comprises four A320 of planes, four ATR72-500 and three ATR72-600 with international flights to Cambodia, China, Korea, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Also, charter flights are possible to Japan, Myanmar, Philippines, Indonesia, Mongolia, Brunei, China and Taipei.