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AirAsia resumes direct Kuala Lumpur-Vientiane flights in July 2024

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AirAsia Malaysia becomes the only airline with direct routes to all 10 Asean countries starting July 2, 2024.

SEPANG, MALAYSIA – AirAsia Malaysia announced the resumption of the Kuala Lumpur Vientiane route starting 2 July 2024. This marks a significant milestone as AirAsia Malaysia becomes the only airline offering direct flights to all 10 Asean countries.

AirAsia’s complete network across the region, home to about 800 million people, not only facilitates connectivity but fosters economic growth and cultural exchange through tourism. As the biggest low-cost airline in Asean in terms of passenger volume, the airline plays a crucial role in the economic development of the region with significant spillover effects contributing to job creation, increasing tourist spending, and benefiting other sectors.

The resumption of two weekly flights to Vientiane, the captivating capital city of Laos, is poised to further contribute to regional connectivity and economy, in line with the Lao government’s aim to attract 2.7 million foreign tourists in 2024. In 2019, AirAsia flew close to 50,000 guests between Kuala Lumpur and Vientiane solidifying its position as the top airline for this route.

Group CEO of AirAsia Aviation Group, Bo Lingam said: “Asean is where our brand and footprint is the strongest and we are proud to be a truly Asean airline with the resumption of this route. Our commitment to Asean is steadfast and we have built an Asean airline in five countries, connecting 130 destinations across the region and beyond.

“We have not only made travel accessible for millions in Asean but also contributed significantly to the economies of these nations. AirAsia remains dedicated to serving the people in the region and the completion of our network to all 10 Asean countries is a significant step towards growing the region while making the world smaller.

“As an Asean airline, we will continue to champion its integration through the continued support of the ASEAN Open Skies Policy to increase regional and domestic connectivity and enhance Asean trade opportunities through the liberalization of air travel under the single, unified air transport market.”

Nestled along the banks of the majestic Mekong River, Vientiane, the capital of Laos, attracts travellers with its charm and rich culture. From vibrant traditions to Buddhist influences and echoes of French colonialism, Vientiane offers a mix of history and modernity. The city is home to several must-see attractions such as the Wat Si Saket, a historic temple known for its unique architecture, and the Pha That Luang, a gold-covered large Buddhist stupa that is considered the most important national monument in Laos. Visitors can also explore the bustling Morning Market, where they can buy traditional handicrafts, exquisite silk fabrics, and fresh produce. Another notable landmark is the Patuxai Victory Monument, a symbol of Laotian resilience and independence.

Flight schedule between Kuala Lumpur (KUL) and Vientiane (VTE):

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