AirAsia has revived direct flights between Vientiane and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, effective 12 July 2023. This is good news for travellers because the route was suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Director of Lao Airlines’ Commercial Department, Noudeng Chanthaphasouk, told the Vientiane Times that flights in this sector were available in the past. However, because of Covid-19, routes were cut and are now re-connected.
AirAsia Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane Laos Flights Resumes
AirAsia also operates flights from Vientiane and Luang Prabang to Bangkok, Thailand; therefore, for those planning to explore other areas of Laos, you need to connect via Bangkok. AirAsia also operates flights from Vientiane to Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam, Taipei in Taiwan, Penang in Malaysia, and Guangzhou and Kunming in China, according to AirAsia’s website.
News of the flight resumption between Vientiane and Kuala Lumpur is very welcome. It will boost the government’s efforts to reinvigorate tourism, especially as next year is Visit Laos Year 2024.
Under this promotional programme, the government hopes to encourage at least 4.6 million people to take holidays in Laos, generating revenue of US$712 million. It is anticipated that more than half of this number will be foreign nationals, spending at least US$401 million, according to the Laos Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism.
Honestly, I would be happy to revisit Vientiane, as my trip here was back in 2009 when AirAsia introduced this new and exciting route directly from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I spent one week travelling around Laos and even visiting Luang Prabang.
And here is an article on things to do in Vientiane for anyone planning to travel here. But if I do make another trip here, I will update my writing, so please excuse me if anything is outdated.
Please visit the official AirAsia website for more information about flights to Vientiane, Laos. And note that some fantastic offers and deals are sometimes offered through AirAsia’s SuperApp. You can also read my article on the Super+ Unlimited promotions.
This news about AirAsia Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane Laos flights resuming comes at a great time, as once we pass summer, it would be one of the best times to visit this capital in northern Indochina.