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AirAsia Resumes Flights Between Vientiane and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Source: Vientiane Times

AirAsia has revived direct flights between Vientiane and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, with a 20 percent discount on tickets currently on offer.

Director of Lao Airlines’ Commercial Department, Mr. Noudeng Chanthaphasouk, told the Vientiane Times on Wednesday that flights in this sector were available in the past but were suspended because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Tickets at a discounted price can be purchased from now until July 16. Flights are scheduled on Mondays, Fridays, and Sundays from September 4 until March 31, 2024.

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AirAsia is also operating flights from Vientiane and Luang Prabang to Bangkok, with a 20 percent discount on all seats.

Seat reservations and flight dates are the same as for the Vientiane-Kuala Lumpur sector.

AirAsia also operates flights from Vientiane to Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam, Taipei in Taiwan, Penang in Malaysia, and Guangzhou and Kunming​ in China, according to AirAsia’s website.

News of the flight resumption between Vientiane and Kuala Lumpur is very welcome as it will be an added boost to the government’s efforts to reinvigorate tourism, especially as next year is Visit Laos Year 2024.

Under this promotional program, the government hopes to encourage at least 4.6 million people to take holidays in Laos, generating revenue of US$712 million.

It is anticipated that more than half of this number will be foreign nationals, spending at least US$401 million, according to ​the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism.