Source: Vientiane Times
Lao Airlines has announced that it will resume domestic flights on June 25, with several weekly flights to different provinces that will carry travellers who have received Covid-19 vaccines.
“Our eligible passengers are recipients of two doses of the Covid-19 vaccines and those with permission from the National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control to leave the nation’s capital,” the Director of the airline’s Commercial Department, Mr Noudeng Chanthaphasouk, told Vientiane Times on Monday.
He said domestic flights are planned once, twice or three times a week between Vientiane and different provinces.
“We can’t anticipate any figures for passengers at this time as we know that the number of people who have received two doses of vaccines is still low. However, we want to serve passengers who are ready and eligible to fly with us during this unprecedented crisis,” he said.
According to details of domestic flights provided by the airline, the flights between Vientiane and Xieng Khuang will operate once a week in both directions.
Flights on the Vientiane-Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang-Vientiane, Vientiane-Pakse, Pakse-Vientiane, Vientiane-Oudomxay and Oudomxay-Vientiane routes will operate twice a week.
Flights on the Vientiane-Luang Namtha and Luang Namtha-Vientiane routes will operate three times a week.
All the planned domestic flights will commence on June 25.
In addition, flights on the Vientiane-Savannakhet and Savannakhet-Vientiane routes will start by next week, Mr Noudeng said.
The airline is also operating chartered flights to and from the Republic of Korea twice a week, and to and from China’s Kunming two times a week.
Currently, all people travelling by land and air are required to meet the criteria of health guidelines put in place by the government’s taskforce committee to contain the spread of Covid-19.