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Lao Airlines Renews Global Safety Standard Certification

Lao Airlines IATA

National flag carrier Lao Airlines has passed an audit and renewed registration from the IATA International Air Transport Association Operational Safety Audit (IOSA).

Japan x Sabai: Sounds, Sights, Tastes, Smiles, Friendship a Feast at Tokyo’s Laos Festival ’19

Laos Festival 2019 Celebrated in Tokyo, Japan May 25-26, 2019

Dancing, Friendship, Frivolity & Unmistakable Sound of World Heritage Listed Bamboo-Piped Khaen Among the Greetings to Tokyo’s Famous Yoyogi Park for Japan’s Laos Festival 2019, The Laotian Times reports.

Passengers Plus: 2nd Terminal In Plans for Wattay International Airport in Laos’ Capital Vientiane

Vientiane's Wattay International Airport in 2018 (Hazama Ando Corporation)

Increasing passenger numbers via Vientiane’s Wattay Airport as Laos pushes plans for a second terminal forward in capital.

Safety First: Lao Airlines Flight to Shanghai Heads Back to Vientiane’s Wattay Airport For Brake Check

Lao Airlines QV865 from Vientiane to Shghai Returns To Wattay Airport on March 10, 2019.

Mechanical investigations have followed after a brake system warning led to a Lao Airlines flight from the capital to China’s city of Shanghai returning to Vientiane’s Wattay International Airport Sunday.
The aircraft conducted loops above the Nam Ngum Reservoir to burn up fuel before attempting its landing at Vientiane’s Wattay Airport, which it did safely, Aviation site Aerolaos reported.

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While rescue units had been readied, the 129 passengers and crew of the Airbus A320-214 were returned to their departure point at Wattay safely, with plans being made to reschedule flights amid disruption to passengers business and recreational travel plans.

For news on travel to and from Laos with Lao Airlines, follow the Laotian Times.

Lao Airlines Maintains International Safety Standards

Lao Airlines Maintains International Safety Standards

A signing ceremony was held yesterday at the Lao Airlines headquarters in Wattay between Mr Bounma Chanthavongsa, President of Lao Airlines, and Captain Ritzerwan Rashid, Executive Director of Avia Nautics.

Captain Rashid’s company will act as consultant for Lao Airlines in extending the Enhanced IATA Operational Safety Audit Program (E-IOSA), an internationally recognized and accepted evaluation system designed to assess the operational management and control systems of an airline.

Lao Airlines maintains strict air safety standards, ensuring the highest levels for each aircraft and guaranteeing passenger safety.

The airline has continually achieved the IATA International Air Transport Association (IATA) global safety and security standards every year since 2015.

Lao Airlines IATA Meeting

Runway Renovations Close Oudomxay Airport in February, Bokeo’s Huayxay Shut Until 2020

Oudomxay Airport Shuttered For Runway Renovations in Feb: Lao Airlines

UPDATE: Bokeo’s Huayxai Airport is closed until 2020. Runway extension from some 1450 to 1660 metres and resurfacing works are required to welcome larger ATR sized aircraft in response to the increased demand for regional air travel, with work due to be finished in 2020 at a cost of 149 billion kip, the provincial Information, Culture and Tourism Department was reported as confirming to the state-run English daily, Vientiane Times. The Airport services the public, private and tourism sectors in Bokeo province including the popular eco-tourist Gibbon Experience.

Meanwhile, air travelers between Oudomxay province and the nation’s capital Vientiane are set to remain grounded in the month of February as the runway of the aerodrome located in the provincial capital Muang Xay gets a much-needed upgrade.

Lao Airlines has informed customers of a suspension to scheduled flights to and from Oudomxay in the month of February 2019 as the provinces’ airport’s runway undergoes renovation and restoration work.

Oudomxay Airport Shuttered For Runway Renovations in Feb: Lao Airlines

Oudomxay Airport Shuttered For Runway Renovations in Feb, Lao Airlines tells flyers.

“Lao Airlines would like to inform you that from 01st to 28th February 2019, the flight from Vientiane-Oudomxay-Vientiane will be suspended due to ongoing airport runway restoration program we Apologize for any inconvenience causes (sic). We will resume the flight as soon as the program is complete.”

Those with plans to fly to or from the northern province may consider the Vientiane to Luang Prabang leg and completing their journeys by road.

Oudomxay Airport Shuttered For Runway Renovations in Feb: Lao Airlines

Landlocked to Diplomatically Linked: San Marino & Laos Formalize Ties

Laos and the European nation of San Marino have inked diplomatic ties on the sidelines of the United Nations in New York.

Foreign ministers of the two countries met at a signing held on September 282018 at UN Headquarters, Lao News Agency KPL reported.


Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Lao PDR Saleumxay Kommasith and San Marino Minister for Foreign and Political Affairs Nicola Renzi shook hands after signing off on the diplomatic deal.

Flag of San Marino

Flag of San Marino

San Marino is a city-state that predates yet the formation of the modern-day Italian Republic.

The land-locked (yet Adriatic Sea proximate) state is nonetheless connected to the outside world by ancient and modern routes alike.

The republic has an area of 61.2 sq km with a population of 33,779 people with Italian the official language.

San Marino on the map

San Marino on the map

The 141st country with whom Laos has established formal diplomatic links, San Marino is one of the worlds smallest nation states by population and size.

It is understood to have gained independence more than a millennium and a half ago from the Roman Empire on September 3, 301, and professes a long history of independence.

Some 97% professing Christianity & Roman Catholicism as their religious identification.

While not a member of the European Union, San Marino is within the Euro currency zone.

Laos and San Marino Formalize Ties

$US199 Plus Tax Flights Vientiane To Shanghai via Lao Airlines

Chinese New Year is just around the corner, and there is yet another reason to celebrate with flights to China’s glitzy and advanced economic metropolitan magnet Shanghai from the capital of Laos, Vientiane.

Flights from Vientiane to Shanghai for $US199 + tax are expected to light up the departure boards at Wattay International Airport with flag carrier Lao Airlines preparing to head north and back four times a week starting from the 28th of January.

Advertisements for the route to the coastal Chinese economic powerhouse began popping up online.

Confirmation, details via Lao Airlines’ own social media and website were still pending January 18 local time.