Luang Prabang, Laos / 3 April 2019 (11.45 hrs) – Recently, Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited led by Mr. Varong Israsena Na Ayudhya, Vice President – Sales (5th from right) attended the launch of its inaugural flight from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang (Laos). All passengers of the inaugural flight were warmly greeted by Dr. Soudaphone Khomthavong, Deputy Director- Department of Information, Culture and Tourism Luang Prabang (5th from left) , Mr. Vearasack Vannachit, Deputy Airport Director, Luang Prabang International Airport (3rd from left) and Mr. Andrew Phumathon Jansson, General Manager – Avani Luang Prabang (4th from left) at Luang Prabang International Airport, Laos.
Chiang Mai – Luang Prabang (Laos) services are added to Bangkok Airways’ route network to cover CLMV countries which are Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam by using Chiang Mai as a strategic flying hub. Luang Prabang (Laos) is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the city is always on top of mind for both foreigner and Thai travelers who enjoy a peaceful atmosphere and richness of local culture. Moreover, having a link between Chiang Mai and this World Heritage City will make it easier for tourists to connect their journey to Luang Prabang (Laos) without making a stop or transit in Bangkok.
Bangkok Airways operates three flights a week (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday) with a 70-seater ATR 72-600 aircraft. The outbound flight PG983 will depart Chiang Mai International Airport at 16.30hrs and arrive Luang Prabang International Airport at 17.45hrs. The inbound flight PG984 will depart Luang Prabang International Airport 18.30hrs and arrive Chiang Mai International Airport at 19.45hrs.