Posted on: 21 September 2016 by Mark Howells
From 21 November 2016, AirAsia will begin operating a four-times weekly service between Kuala Lumpur (KUL) and Luang Prabang (LPQ) in Laos, becoming the only airline to connect the two destinations directly.
The route will be AirAsia’s 70th intra-Asean service as well as its fourth flights into Laos after Kuala Lumpur–Vientiane, Bangkok–Vientiane and Bangkok–Luang Prabang.
On Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, the outbound KUL–LPQ leg will take off and land at 07:05 and 09:00 respectively, before the return flights leave LPQ at 09:25 to reach KUL at 13:30.
Spencer Lee, AirAsia’s head of commercial, stated, “This route has been something that we have worked very hard on, and we are pleased to finally make this announcement. AirAsia is proud to offer another international connection within the Asean region to connect the people and close the borders to create a true ASEAN Community. We look forward to launching many more intra-Asean routes in near future to facilitate greater growth of the region’s tourism sector as well as the economy.”
The former capital of Luang Prabang is located at the Northern Centre of Laos, approximately 300km North of Vientiane at the confluence of the Mekong River and the Nam Khan River.