Transport infrastructure and facilities
Airports and air travel
Govt launches online visa application portal as Covid curbs eased
The government has authorised the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to issue entry visas for certain groups who have registered through the QR-Code (Vaccine-ID) on the website: ‘laogreenpass.gov.la’ without having to request approval from the Covid-19 taskforce. The new ruling applies to foreign diplomats, employees of ...
New road creates fast link to Bokeo international airport
Bokeo provincial authorities are overseeing the construction of an eight-lane road between the Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone and Bokeo International Airport.The road, which has been named Tien Long Road, is now being paved with asphalt, according to a report from the Golden Triangle Special ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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
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 ...