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Air Asia to Restart Flights From Vientiane to Kuala Lumpur in August

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Air Asia will resume three weekly flights from Vientiane Capital to Kuala Lumpur in August to boost more tourism between the two countries.

The announcement came from Ms. Zalina Ahmad, the Deputy Director of Tourism of Malaysia’s International Promotion Division for Southeast Asia at the Malaysia Tourism Roadshow on Wednesday.

According to Ms. Ahmad, the three weekly flights will be on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, starting on 4 August.

Ms. Ahmad mentioned at the event that Lao tourists can still visit Malaysia before August by flying on Scoot Air from Vientiane to Singapore and then entering Malaysia at the Johor Bahru border crossing, or by flying on AirAsia and Thai Airways via Bangkok and then taking a connecting flight to Kuala Lumpur.

Mr. Edi Irwan Mahmud, Malaysian Ambassador to Laos, who also attended the event, remarked that Malaysia is committed to developing strong commercial connections with  travel agents to cater to Lao people’s needs.

He added that Malaysia is keen to attract more Lao tourists to visit the country and hopes that these efforts will encourage business partners to promote Malaysia as a top destination for vacations. He also hopes to see tourism companies in Laos create new travel itineraries for their customers going to Malaysia.

According to Lao Youth Radio, Tourism Malaysia plans to work closely with Lao tourism operators in order to achieve its goal of attracting 16.1 million international tourists this year, earning RM 49.2 billion (USD 9.27 billion) in revenue.

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