THAI Smile returns to Luang Prabang

August 21, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, Laos PDR, News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 21 August 2017: Thai Smile says it will resume flights between Bangkok and Luang Prabang starting1 October.

Thai Smile launched flights to Luang Prabang in 2014 and halted them in 2016, without an announcement or explanation to passengers or the travel trade.

According to the airline’s website, the upcoming route will operate with four weekly flights on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Read more

Seat quotas up on Thai-Lao air routes

October 10, 2016 by  
Filed under Aviation, Laos PDR, News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 10 October 2016: Weekly airline seat quotas on routes between Thailand and Lao PDR have been substantially increased in a bid to promote trade, investment and tourism between the two countries.

Thai and Lao PDR officials approved, last week, a revised Thai-Lao accord that increases the ceiling on seat capacity on routes between the two countries to as many as 14,500 seats weekly depending on the route.

According to the statement, the agreement will pave the way for designated carriers, registered in both countries, to add more flights on routes that have been restricted for years. Read more

MTF 2017 travels to Luang Prabang

July 14, 2016 by  
Filed under Events, Laos PDR, Mekong, News

SIHANOUKVILLE, 14 July 2016: Lao PDR confirmed it will host the 2017 Mekong Tourism Forum, early July next year, in the World Heritage town of Luang Prabang.

Lao PDR’s director general of tourism, Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism, Sounh Mannivong confirmed to the Tourism Working Group meeting, held on the sidelines of the MTF, the country’s intention to host the 2017 event.

Traditionally, the forum rotates around the six member countries of the Mekong Region (Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam). Read more