SilkAir has added Laos to its regional route network with the launch on 31 October of a thrice-weekly (Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays) service from Singapore (SIN) to Luang Prabang (LPQ) via Vientiane (VTE). From Luang Prabang the aircraft returns straight back to Singapore. Competition is provided by Lao Airlines which also serves the same routes thrice-weekly. The regional wing of Singapore Airlines will use its A320s to serve the market.
SilkAir’s CEO, Leslie Thng, noted: “Southeast Asia has always been an important market for us and with the start of flights to Vientiane and Luang Prabang, we will offer travellers connectivity to every country in Southeast Asia. We believe that this new service has great potential, as more travellers turn their interest to Southeast Asia and destinations such as Laos. This new service will also allow Laotians increased connectivity to the rest of the world via Singapore.”
Source: Anna Aero