More than 2,000 Vientiane residents were in a long queue last Friday to buy cheap round trip air tickets for only 300,000 kip and one-way tickets for only 150,000 kip from Lao Skyway, a budget airline.
The unprecedented event in the country to mark the 15th anniversary of the airline and to return some profits to customers was held at Vientiane Center on February 3.
The passengers who bought the air tickets are privileged to fly with Lao Skyway airlines this year on routes to northern parts of the country including the provinces of Huaphan, Luang Prabang, Bokeo, Phongsaly, Luang Namtha and Oudomxay.
An unidentified person said that she waited almost 4 hours before surrendering to the long queue and going home. Arriving at the ticket kiosk at 9 am, she said that she had never experienced such a long queue.
Lao Skyway airlines began selling the air tickets at 10 am and closed at 10 pm.
In the evening, there was also a mini concert performed by famous Lao singers.
Source: Lao News Agency