Lao Airlines commercial director, Saleum Tayarath, informed that this year the carrier will launch charter services to Seoul in Korea in August and three weekly scheduled services to Guangzhou by November.
According to the statistics from the Tourism Development Department of the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism, tourist arrivals from Korea soared 42.66%, as the low-cost Jin Air in Korea recently started two weekly scheduled services after operating charter flights. In the China market, China Eastern Airlines has been operating flights from Kunming and Nanning to Vientiane, while Laos Airlines currently offers flights to Kunming and Jinghong. Arrivals from China grew significantly at 33.7%.
Regarding network expansion, Mr. Saleum said the carrier was dealing with Airbus to obtain A321 or A320 aircraft to operate medium-haul flights. In the current situation, the carrier operates 10 aircraft – two A320s, four ATR72s and four MA-60s.
This expansion will play an important role in improving the flight service quality and boosting North East Asian visitors to enter Laos market, making it an emerging tourism site in Asia. Tourists can easily opt for multiple choices of flight routes with lower expenses and shorter itinerary, together with better customer services. If you want to access more information or make any enquiry about this field, please contact us.