Lao Airlines plane
B. Thao Phasavath
(KPL) The national flag carrier Lao Airlines plans to launch a direct flight between Vientiane and Tokyo, Japan, yet details on the direct flight including how often the company will fly have yet to be revealed.
Though the flight will be flown directly from Vientiane to Japan, it will have a stopover in Nagasaki before returning to Vientiane.
The company is expected to hold a press conference on its new air routes in coming weeks.
Lao Airlines currently operates flights to Japan under a code share agreement with Thai Airways and as a result, passengers wishing to travel to Japan need to fly from Vientiane to Bangkok and change planes there for a direct flight to Japan.
Lao Airlines operates domestic and international flights to many destinations. These destinations include Luang Namtha, Luang Prabang, Oudomxay, Pakse, Savannakhet, Vientiane, Xieng Khuang, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Guangzhou, Kunming, Jinghong, Chengdu, Singapore, Bangkok, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Seoul and Busan.