VIPs enjoy Bangkok Airways’ inaugural flight to Luang Prabang in Lao. Attending the celebration along with crew were: Vearasack Vannachit, Deputy Airport Director, Luang Prabang Airport; Andrew Jansson, GM of Avani and Hotel Luang Prabang; Soudaphone Khomthavong, Deputy Director, Department of Information, Culture and Tourism Luang Prabang; Varong Israsena Na Ayudhya, VP Sales, Bangkok Airways; Latdawin Lathxayvong, Head of Immigration, Luang Prabang Airport; and Thongsavath Khantisouk, Deputy Head of Customs, Luang Prabang Airport.
- Bangkok Airways launched its latest route from Chiang Mai (CNX) on 2 April, with the airline now offering a three times weekly service to Luang Prabang (LPQ) in Laos, with flights operating on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The airline will operate the 357-kilometre route using its fleet of ATR 72-600s, which feature a 70-seat configuration. The carrier’s only other competitor which presently links the two cultural cities directly when referencing OAG Schedules Analyser data is Laos Airlines. According to OAG, Laos Airlines offers a four times weekly service on the same route and utilises the same fleet of aircraft on the sector.