As of September 27, China Southern Airlines is offering Vientiane passengers a direct flight to and from Guangzhou three times a week.
The world’s fourth largest airline will transport passengers on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays via A320 airbus. It will depart Guangzhou at 16:30 hours and arrive in Vientiane at 18:10 hours, and leave Vientiane at 19:10 hours and land in Guangzhou at 22:25 hours.
The launch of the new air route establishes a key effort under the One Belt One Road strategy, encouraging cultural exchanges, as well as trade and investment between the two countries.
Airline passengers traveling between Vientiane and Guangzhou can expect to experience prompt and convenient service coming from this launch, as passengers transiting through Guangzhou no longer have to re check-in their luggage when traveling to other international destinations such as Europe, America, Japan or Republic of Korea.
Ranking the largest airline in Asia, China Southern Airlines has a fleet consisting of more than 700 airplanes.
Before the launch, Lao Airlines was the only other airline offering a direct flight in between the two cities.