AirAsia has announced plans to launch a new direct flight connecting Bangkok with Luang Prabang.
The new service will commence on 24 March 2016, operating daily from the Thai capital’s Don Mueang Airport.
Thai AirAsia will become the fourth airline to operate the route, after Lao Airlines, Bangkok Airways and Thai Airways, but the first low-cost carrier. The launch will also mark the airline’s entry into Laos.
“This latest route is one that AirAsia and its passengers have been waiting for and is also Thai AirAsia’s first doorway to Lao PDR,” said Tassapon Bijleveld, CEO of Thai AirAsia.
“By starting daily direct flights from Don Mueang to Luang Prabang, the airline is offering an economical way to quickly travel between the two locations which are just over one hour from each other by plane.”
Services will depart Don Mueang daily at 1410 and arrive in Luang Prabang, the UNESCO-listed city in northern Laos, at 1530. The return services will then leave at 1645 and arrive back in Bangkok at 1805. All flights will be operated using a 180-seat, all-economy Airbus A320 aircraft.