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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.


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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

Typhoon Mangkhut Skirts Laos Following Phils, HK, China Landfalls

Typhoon Mangkhut via Goole Maps

Typhoon Mangkhut is on track to miss Laos after tracking data Monday morning had the destructive storm headed roughly West-North-West from Hong Kong towards South-West China.

Nonetheless, residents and visitors to northern and central regions of Laos should remain on alert for heavy downpours on Monday and Tuesday according to the Lao Meteorology and Hydrology Department.

With the storm proceeding over China’s Yunnan province, the result of heavy rainfall in the Mekong-Lancang catchment could cause water levels to rise downstream.

It comes after the severe storm system impacted parts of The Philippines, as well as Hong Kong SAR and the mainland of China with ferocious winds and storm surges seen late last week and over the weekend, leading to loss of life and property that is still being estimated.

According to the Hong Kong Meteorological Observatory, Typhoon Mangkhut will move across the inland area of southern China and weaken gradually today and tomorrow.

Follow the storm’s progress via Google at https://google.org/crisismap/google.com/2018-mangkhut

More information at World Meterological Organization (WMO).

China Southern Airlines Opens Vientiane-Guangzhou Flight

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China Southern Airlines has officially launched its Vientiane – Guangzhou flight, which is hoped will bring greater numbers of tourists to both cities.

The flight was launched on November 29.

Deputy General Manager of China Southern Airlines in Bangkok, Zhao Yang, said that 160-seater Boeing 737-800 aircraft will fly the Vientiane-Guangzhou route on Wednesdays, Friday’s and Sundays. The flight lasts 2 hours and 25 minutes.

The launch of the flight coincides with Visit Laos Year 2018, and it is hoped that Chinese tourists from Guangzhou will take advantage of the new route to visit Laos. A possible Visit Laos-China Year may even be held in 2019.

China Southern Airlines is the world’s fourth largest airline.

China Southern Airlines Offers Vientiane-Guangzhou Flight

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.

SilkAir Announces Flight to Laos

Singapore Airlines Group is spreading its wings even further.

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, on Monday announced the launch of its inaugural flight to Vientiane and Luang Prabang in Laos.

SilkAir has scheduled its flights to Laos three times a week – on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays – with same-day return.

With this launch, SilkAir’s route network now spans 51 destinations in 14 countries.

“We are very excited to launch this new flight, as the popularity of Laos grows among travellers of the region and beyond,” says SilkAir’s Chief Executive, Foo Chai Woo.

This come a day after Scoot, Singapore Airlines’ low cost carrier, on Sunday launched flights between Singapore and Dalian that will take off twice a week.

Scoot’s services to Dalian are routed via Qingdao, replacing the existing two-times- weekly Singapore-Qingdao-Shenyang services. Meanwhile, its services between Singapore and Shenyang now operate non-stop three times a week.

“Since the integration with our sister airline Tigerair that began earlier this May, we have built closer commercial and operational ties and look forward to growing our combined presence in China,” says Scoot’s Chief Commercial Officer Leslie Thng.

Scoot and Tigerair now have a combined network of 59 destinations across 16 countries in Asia Pacific. Of these, 17 destinations are in Greater China, including Hong Kong and Macau.

As at 4.37pm, Singapore Airlines is trading 3 cents higher at S$10.17.

Source: The Edge Markets