Air Canada has announced that it will launch a direct flight to Bangkok next month. This would also be convenient for people traveling between Laos and North America.
With large Laotian communities settled in both Canada and the US, this new direct flight option could come in handy for those making family visits or traveling for business between the two continents.
Direct flights mean travelers will no longer see long layovers and stops in Taiwan, Hong Kong, or South Korea when flying to Bangkok. Meanwhile, the flying time onward from Bangkok to Vientiane is less than an hour, with plenty of flights daily between the two countries.
The first direct service between North America and Thailand in ten years will see a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner fly from Vancouver to Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport four times a week.
The announcement was made after Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, visited the Thai Prime Minister, Prayut Chan-o-cha during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2022 Summit taking place from November 16-19.
The two leaders discussed launching a Canada-ASEAN free-trade agreement to increase employment opportunities between the two nations and also boost tourism.