Lao Airlines

Lao Airlines
ການບິນລາວ
IATA
QV
ICAO
LAO
Callsign
LAO
Founded1976
HubsWattay International Airport
Luang Prabang International Airport
Fleet size15
Destinations12
HeadquartersVientiane, Laos
Key peopleDr Somphone Douangdara (President)
Website: [1]


Lao Airlines is an airline based in Vientiane, Laos. It is the national airline of Laos, operating domestic services to ten destinations and international services to Cambodia, China, Thailand and Vietnam. Its main base is Wattay International Airport, Vientiane.[1].

History

The airline was established and started operations in September 1976 as Lao Aviation. The name was changed to Lao Airlines in early 2003. It is wholly owned by the Government of Laos.[1]

Flying mainly to small airfields in mountainous, tropical Laos, the airline acquired a not-too-favourable reputation for safety, several flights being lost over the years. Lately, with better aircraft and airfields, this reputation has been overcome. Reliability is now complying to international standards, at least for ATR 72 aircraft. This airline has a 60% of share owned by China Yunnan Airlines.

Enlarge picture
Lao Airlines' ATR-72 (RDPL-34132) with plumeria livery at Pakxe (Pakse) Airport, Laos.

Destinations

As of May 2007, Lao Airlines operates scheduled flights to the following destinations:[2][3]

Cambodia China Laos Thailand Vietnam

Fleet

As of March 2007 the Lao Airlines fleet includes [1] :

Previously operated

At August 2006 the airline also operated[4] : In 2003 and 2004, as it was changing its name and making a bid to upgrade its image, Lao Airlines operated an Airbus A320. However since 2005, that aircraft appears to be leased to another airline, Air Memphis.

External links

References

1. ^ "Directory: World Airlines", Flight International, 2007-04-03, pp. 104-105. 
2. ^ Lao Airlines international schedule
3. ^ Lao Airlines domestic schedule
4. ^ Flight International, 3-9 October 2006



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