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AirAsia links all Asean countries as Kuala Lumpur-Vientiane returns

March 28, 20244 minute read
breakfast in Vientiane, travel restrictions,Kuala Lumpur-Vientiane

AirAsia Malaysia (AK flights) will return to the Kuala Lumpur-Vientiane route starting 2nd July 2024, making it the only airline offering direct flights to all 10 Asean countries. As the biggest low-cost airline in Asean in terms of passenger volume, the airline contributes to the economic development of the region with significant spillover effects with job creation, increasing tourist spending, and benefits to other sectors. They also link their Kuala Lumpur hub with one of the often unnoticed capital of Laos, which is most definitely worth a visit. From Vientiane, you can link to the Plain of jars in the south, or by bus or train to Vang Vieng and Luang Prabang to the north, both very worthy of a visit.

Promo fares Kuala Lumpur – Vientiane

In celebration, pick up flights all-in* one-way from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane, now available for booking until 7th April, starting from RM99. Your return ticket starts at USD 39 all-in* one-way from Vientiane to Kuala Lumpur. Travel between 2nd July and 30th November 2024.

The promotional fares are available for booking on the airasia website and the AirAsia MOVE (formerly airasia Superapp).

*The promotional all-in fares include airport taxes, MAVCOM fee, fuel surcharges and other applicable fees. Other terms and conditions apply. Subject to regulatory approvals. T&C apply.

Kuala Lumpur-Vientiane

The resumption of two weekly flights to Vientiane, the 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 passengers between Kuala Lumpur and Vientiane making it the top airline flying this route.

…. 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.Group CEO of AirAsia Aviation Group, Bo Lingam

Patouxay, pronounced ‘patuk-shi’

He added that, as an Asean airline, AirAsia 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 liberalisation of air travel under the single, unified air transport market.

Luang Prabang,Kuala Lumpur-Vientiane
local sticky rice and mild curry sauce – delicious

Vientiane, the capital of Laos, is a laid back, relatively small city, on the northern bank of the Mekong River. Thailand is but a ‘stone throw’ across the river. The city attracts travellers with its charm and rich culture, with traditions from both Buddhist influences and long gone French colonialism and offers a mix of history and modernity. Eat breakfast in one of the old French style cafes but for lunch and dinner, seek out the steamed Laotian rice, delicious with even just a simple mild curry. Look for the mysterious That Dam Stupa, an ancient bell shaped stupa which is reputed to have been protected by a 7-headed water serpent. It’s sitting quietly in the middle of a roundabout close to the Patuxai Victory Monument, symbol of Laotian resilience and independence. If you’re planning to visit the central bus station, make time to pop over the road to the busy Morning Market, to buy traditional handicrafts, beautiful silk fabrics, and fresh produce. 

Flight schedule

Route Flight No Departure Arrival Days of service
Kuala Lumpur – Vientiane AK552 07:10 (7.10am) 08:50 (8.50am) Tuesday, Saturday
Vientiane – Kuala Lumpur AK553 09:20 (9.20am) 13:10 (1.10pm)

All times are local. Vientiane time is 1 hour behind Kuala Lumpur

Chinese tourists,Favourite places revisited, Kuala Lumpur-Vientiane
Swimming at the Tad Sae waterfall close to Luang Prabang
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