Celebrating the launch of AirAsia’s new service between Kuala Lumpur and Luang Prabang in Laos are: H.E. Dato’ Than Tai Hing, Ambassador of Malaysia to Lao PDR; Ms Aireen Omar, CEO of AirAsia Berhad; and H.E. Dr. Bouakhong Namavong, Vice Governor of Luang Prabang Province. AirAsia already serves Vientiane in Laos from Kuala Lumpur while Thai AirAsia served both Luang Prabang and Vientiane from Bangkok.
- AirAsia on 21 November expanded its network from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) with a second destination in Laos. Luang Prabang (LPQ) is now served four times weekly (Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays) using the LCC’s A320s. No other carrier operates on the 1,905-kilometre route. AirAsia has been serving Laos since December 2007 when it began flights to Vientiane. Commenting on the brand new intra-Asean connectivity, Aireen Omar, CEO of AirAsia Berhad, said: “We are very happy to be the first and only airline to connect Luang Prabang to Kuala Lumpur directly. We are also pleased to be the airline that connects the people of Laos to two of the main cities in Asean; Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur, which are both major AirAsia hubs. From there, Laotians are able to connect to over 120 AirAsia destinations throughout 27 countries.” This winter AirAsia’s network from Kuala Lumpur will comprise a total of 67 routes, comprising 14 domestic and 53 international destinations. See how Luang Prabang Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.