Lao Airlines (QV), the state-owned airline of Laos, is increasing the number of flights operating between Singapore and Vientiane from October 28.
The carrier currently flies the route three times a week (see story here). With the new added service, flights will depart Vientiane on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 1540, arriving in Singapore at 1940. The return leg will depart Singapore at 2040 on the same days, arriving back in Vientiane at 2240.
Lester Song, passenger sales manager for Lao Airlines, said the increase in flights was a response to the growth in traffic to Laos. In particular, he said the higher number of flights would cater to a rise in business travellers.
“We were losing out on the business market because of the frequency of flights,” he said. “With the increase in flight frequency we should be able to capture more business traffic.”
According to International Enterprise Singapore, a government agency promoting overseas business, Singapore’s investments in Laos have been increasing steadily over the past decade, reaching US$108 million in 2009. These investments cover a wide range of industries, including real estate and hospitality, officials stated.
They expect investment to grow further as Laos’s market conditions continue to improve and the country makes it easier for international companies to participate in the economy.
For more information visit www.laoairlines.com.