Lao Airlines reinstates Yangon flights

LAO Airlines is resurrecting flights to Myanmar in October, 33 years after axing the once unprofitable route.

The national carrier will offer flights out of Vientiane and Luang Prabang to Yangon, and is due to sign a codesharing agreement with Myanmar Airways International on the route, said Saleum Tayarath, commercial department director, Lao Airlines.

“We want to tap tourism demand from countries like China, South Korea and Japan, (catering to) groups to both countries (Laos and Myanmar),” he said.

The new services are also part of a strategy by Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam to build better connections within the Mekong region, said the press release.

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