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Lao Airlines
ການບິນລາວ
Lao Airlines logo.png
IATA
QV
ICAO
LAO
Callsign
LAO
Founded 1976
Hubs Wattay International Airport
Luang Prabang International Airport
Fleet size 8 (+2 orders)
Destinations 15
Headquarters Vientiane, Laos
Key people Dr Somphone Douangdara (President)
Website http://www.laoairlines.com/

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].

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History

The airline was established and started operations in September 1976 as Lao Aviation. Lately of 1990s, China Yunnan Airlines shared holder with Lao government. Until early of 2000s, Lao Airlines changed to be 100% owned by Lao government and 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-favorable reputation for safety, several flights being lost over the years. More recently, with better aircraft and airfields, this reputation has been overcome. Since 2000, there have not been any accidents involving Lao Airlines. Reliability is now complying to international standards with ATR 72 and Xian Modern Art MA-60 aircrafts. In 2007 and 2008, the company received the International Arch of Europe Award.[2][3]

Destinations

Lao Airlines ATR-72 (RDPL-34132) with plumeria livery at Pakse International Airport, Laos.
Lao Airlines Xian MA60 (RPDL-34168) at Louangnamtha Airport, Laos

As of November 2008, Lao Airlines operates scheduled flights to the following destinations:[4][5]

Cambodia

China

Laos

Thailand

Vietnam

Fleet

As of February 2008, the average age of the Lao Airlines fleet is 5.2 years, and includes the following aircraft:

Ordered

Previously operated

At August 2006 the airline also operated[7] :

External links

References

  1. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International: pp. 104–105. 2007-04-03.  
  2. ^ Lao Airlines Company Info
  3. ^ Lao Airlines received International Arch of Europe Award, Frankfurt 2007
  4. ^ Lao Airlines international schedule
  5. ^ Lao Airlines domestic schedule
  6. ^ http://www.ainonline.com/news/single-news-page/article/china-lays-plans-for-arj21-900/?no_cache=1
  7. ^ Flight International, 3-9 October 2006

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