Lao Airlines is the major national airline carrier of Laos and is headquartered in Vientiane. The airline's main hub is at Wattay International Airport in Vientiane. Lao Airlines operates domestic and international flights to many destinations, which 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, Changsa, Seoul and Busan.
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As of diciembre 2022, Lao Airlines operates a fleet of 11 aircraft. This comprises four A320-200s, four ATR72-500s, and three ATR72-600s on scheduled passenger flights to Luang Namtha, Luang Prabang, Oudomxay, Pakse, Savannakhet, and Xieng Khouang locally as well as Bangkok Suvarnabhumi, Busan, Changzhou, Chengdu, Chiang Mai, Guangzhou, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Kunming Changshui, Seoul Incheon, and Siem Reap internationally. Lao Airlines has codeshare agreements with Thai Airways and Vietnam Airlines.
Passengers are permitted 1 x 7kg cabin bag free of charge for their flight. This item must not exceed the dimensions 30 x 60 x 18cm.
In addition, passengers are permitted to carry a personal object with them. This can be items such as a handbag, coat, umbrella or crutches.
Passengers travelling in economy class are permitted 20kg of free checked luggage for international flights.
For passengers in Business class, they are allowed 30kg of free checked luggage.
Lao Airlines offer online check-in for all passengers who have purchased a ticket with the airline. To check-in online with Lao Airlines, you'll need your booking reference or ticket number, your surname and where you'll be departing from.
Lao Airlines passengers flying internationally should check-in at least two hours prior to scheduled departure time. For domestic flights, Lao Airlines passengers should check in at the airport at least one and a half hours prior to scheduled departure time.
The airline offers economy seating, and on the Airbus, also offers business class seats:
ATR 72-500: 70 Economy seats
ATR 72-600: 70 Economy seats
AIRBUS 1320-214: 126/150 Economy seats, 8/16 Business seats
On-board meals/snacks, depending on the flight time, and beverages are complimentary.
There is no in-flight entertainment, but duty-free shopping and in-flight magazines are available. Seats are comfortable, with fold-down back-chair trays.
Make the most of extra-wide, padded and comfortable seats.
Traveling business class will qualify customers to access lounges before flying, with free snacks provided.
Luang Namtha Hanoi
Vientiane Siem Reap
Phnom penh Vientiane
Lao Airlines have a frequent flyer programme called Champa Muang Lao. Their frequent flyer programme allows passengers to gain priority check-in, access to business lounges and other bonuses. Passengers can exchange miles for points to use when upgrading Class, excess baggage and purchasing flights.
Lao Airlines provide its passengers with the option to order a vegetarian meal onboard its aircraft. Requests for a vegetarian meal must be made 48 hours prior to departure to ensure that the correct provisions are made.
Lao Airlines offer a wheelchair service to those passengers who struggle to walk or move on their own and require some assistance. This service is a request that passengers must make through booking agents or Lao Airlines office no less than 3 days before departure, however, this is not mandatory.
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Lao Airlines Hub Airport
Lao Airlines is based at Wattay International Airport which is located in the captial of Laos, Vientiane. Other airlines which fly to and from Wattay International Airport include AirAsia, Bangkok Airways, Cambodia Angkor Air, China Eastern Airlines, Jin Air, Lao Airlines, Vietnam Airlines and Thai Airways. Laos is a convenient hub for travel in the Indochina region, Lao Airlines, Thai Airways International, Bangkok Airways, Vietnam Airlines, China Yunnan Airlines. These airlines offer a range of scheduled flights to Bangkok, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Ho chi minh City, Hanoi, Chiang Mai, Kunming and Jinghong. Lao Airlines flight offers regular services to all provincial capitals.