Luang Prabang

Scoot Launches New Flights to Laos with sale fares from 189

Scoot Launches New Flights to Laos with sale fares from 189

A low-cost airline has launched $189 flights to an Asian country hardly any Australians have visited. 

Scoot, a discount airline owned by Singapore Airlines, launched dirt-cheap one-way flights to the Laotian cities of Luang Prabang and Vientiane on Wednesday. 

Visits to both cities will be a culturally enriching experience for travellers thanks to the abundance of elaborate Buddhist temples, museums and caves filled with historic artifacts. 

Scoot's Laos sale departs from Perth for $189, $199 from the Gold Coast and $209 from Sydney and Melbourne - all one way. 

THAI Smile returns to Luang Prabang

BANGKOK, 21 August 2017: Thai Smile says it will resume flights between Bangkok and Luang Prabang starting1 October.

According to the airline’s website, the upcoming route will operate with four weekly flights on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

Read more here: http://www.ttrweekly.com/site/2017/08/thai-smile-returns-to-luang-prabang/

Luang Prabang, Laos, in three days: holiday itinerary

Luang Prabang, Laos, in three days: holiday itinerary

The ancient city in the north of the country is a delightful mix of exquisite temples and French colonial buildings – and a great place for cafes, restaurants, bars and shops

Silk Air makes Laos a little more accesible for Australians

“Luang Prabang is the country’s standout destination, which is not surprising given its numerous attractions such as the atmospheric night-market, the fantastic dining options, and the many Buddhist temples filled with saffron-robed monks. Travellers are particularly entranced witnessing the monks make their pilgrimage through the village streets each morning to collect alms from devotees in the ancient ceremony called takbat.” The low number of Australian visitors, compared with Vietnam and Cambodia, can be partly attributed to the fact there are no direct flights from Australia to Laos. “We’ve noticed that access has historically made it harder for Australians wanting to visit Laos,” says Mark Lee, Laos Product Manager at Insider Journeys. “The absence of direct flights or same-day connections by major airlines, especially to Luang Prabang, has been a deterrent for Australian travellers.  

Read more at http://australia.etbtravelnews.com/298108/silk-air-makes-laos-a-little-bit-more-accessible-for-australians/

SilkAir adds new connections from Singapore to Laos

INGAPORE Airlines subsidiary SilkAir will be launching thrice-weekly flights from Singapore to Laos come October 31.

It will operate a circular route between Singapore, Vientiane and Luang Prabang on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays aboard an Airbus A320 configured with business and economy class cabins.

More flights to Laos after SilkAir-Lao Airlines codeshare deal

SINGAPORE: SilkAir, the regional wing of national carrier Singapore Airlines, will offer more flights to Laos under a codeshare agreement with Lao Airlines signed on Wednesday (Jul 27). 

The carrier said that from Oct 31, SilkAir will offer three weekly flights on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays from Singapore to the Laotian cities of Vientiane and Luang Prabang. 

Looking forward to working with Saffron, our favourite Lao coffee company!

With tourists flocking to the world-heritage town, the coffee producer believes it has found a win-win solution for highland farmers who in the past may have relied on opium as a cash crop and are prohibited from the cycle of "slash and burn."