Transport infrastructure and facilities

Airports and air travel

New Houaphan Airport 92% Complete

The construction project of Nong Khang Airport is now 92.34% complete after being temporarily suspended in March 2020 due to financial and environmental problems.An unexpected increase in construction costs has meant the project had to wait for further approvals from the government, while the Covid-19 ...

Latsamy Phonevilay

New Laos-Japan flights expected to boost tourist arrivals

Lao Airlines plans to operate flights from Vientiane and Luang Prabang to Kumamoto prefecture in Kyushu, Japan, next March after getting the green light from the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau.The Vientiane-Kumamoto sector will serve passengers on Wednesdays and Saturdays, while flights between Luang Prabang and ...

Times Reporters

Thai Airways to Cancel 6 Routes to 4 ASEAN Nations, including Laos

Thai Airways International is looking into cancelling six fight routes to four Southeast Asian nations, namely Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar and Laos.These routes, which all emanate from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport, are to Phnom Penh, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Yangon, Vientiane and Luang Prabang, The Nation reported.The ...

Taejun Kang

Xieng Khouang Airport Gets Russian-funded Upgrade

Xieng Khouang Province has renovated its airport in order to provide a smoother service for tourists who visit the Plain of Jars UNESCO World Heritage site.Funded by Russia, renovations include the installation of an electronic scanner and lights on the runway, improving the radar hall ...

Taejun Kang
https://laotiantimes.com/2019/09/13/xieng-khouang-airport-gets-russian-funded-upgrade/

Charter flights set to bolster tourism between Hangzhou, Vientiane

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The start of charter flights between Hangzhou in Zhejiang province, China, and Vientiane is expected to spark greater cooperation in tourism, trading and investment between Laos and China.A ceremony to inaugurate the new flight took place last week in Hangzhou.More ...

News Desk
http://annx.asianews.network/content/charter-flights-set-bolster-tourism-between-hangzhou-vientiane-101453

Lao Airlines to launch Vientiane-Kumamoto service in November

KUMAMOTO – Lao Airlines is planning to launch regular flights connecting the Laotian capital of Vientiane and the resort town of Luang Prabang with the southwestern Japanese city of Kumamoto in November.It will be the first regular flight connecting Japan and Laos. Lao Airlines President Bounma ...

Japan Today News Desk

Thailand, Laos cooperate in aircraft search and rescue

Hanoi (VNA) – Thailand and Laos on July 13 signed a bilateral agreement on aircraft search and rescue cooperation under the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s (ICAO) Convention on International Civil Aviation.Thailand’s former Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith said the agreement will bring about better cooperation and understanding ...

VNA News Desk
https://en.vietnamplus.vn/thailand-laos-cooperate-in-aircraft-search-and-rescue/156070.vnp

Lao Airlines granted IOSA global safety standard

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – National flag carrier Lao Airlines is set to strengthen cooperation with international bodies in charge of airline safety in a bid to further improve its services in the aviation industry.Lao Airlines has successfully passed an IOSA audit and renewal registration from ...

Bounfaeng Phaymanivong
http://annx.asianews.network/content/lao-airlines-granted-iosa-global-safety-standard-99394

Laos' Wattay International Airport declared a smoke-free zone

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Smokers will not be allowed to light up at Wattay International Airport after it was declared a smoke-free zone on Friday.Deputy Minister of Health Associate Prof. Dr Phouthone Muongpak said the airport was the first in Laos to prohibit smoking.More ...

News Desk

Lao Airlines returns to Phnom Penh

VIENTIANE, 29 May 2019: Lao Airline has confirmed it will reinstate its own direct airline services between the Lao capital and Phnom Penh in Cambodia.Set for the winter timetable, that kicks in this October, the airline will offer a daily service linking the two capital ...

TTR WEEKLY team

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