Friday (April 28) saw the Lao Airlines‘ first of its flights to China from Laos between Vientiane and Changsha, the capital of central China’s Hunan province, resuming service after China reopened its borders and eliminated Covid-related travel restrictions.
The trip, which operates on Monday and Friday every two weeks, is intended to accommodate the region’s expanding tourist and business populations while promoting bilateral trade and economic growth.
12 direct flights from Lao Airlines are now offered to locations in China and ASEAN nations. The national flag airline of China has started flying again to Changsha, Guangzhou, and Kunming.
In order to strengthen ties between Laos and China and promote the expansion of tourism, Lao Airlines also intends to book flights from Vientiane to Shanghai, Chengdu, Changzhou, and Hangzhou. Lao Airlines will restart flights to these cities by the end of this year if the Chinese government approves these flight routes.
In the meantime, a few Chinese airlines are operating flights into Laos in response to the region’s rising tourism demand.