China Southern Airlines officially launched a direct flight from Vientiane Capital, Laos to Guangzhou, China in Vientiane Capital on November 29 as part of linking friendly relations on air between Laos and China, and also spurring investment, trade and cultural exchange.
Deputy General Manager of China Southern Airlines in Bangkok, Zhao Yang said that the flight will be operated with Boeing 737-800 planes on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday each week. Vientiane to Guangzhou flight will spend for 2 hours and 25 minutes with about 160 seats.
Launching new flight route is a significant contribution to the tourist of Laos and will draw more tourists from China, especially Guangzhou tourists to visit Laos, which launching new flight route will coincide with the celebration of 3rd year Visit Laos Year 2018, said Director General of Tourist Management Department, Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourist, Mr Vanpheng Chanthaphone.
It believes that this China Southern Airlines will be a main bridge to attract more tourists from abroad to Laos, he added.
Source: Lao News Agency