With the start of flights to Luang Prabang direct from Kuala Lumpur from 21st November 2016, you can fly straight into this lovely city without having to brave the challenging road trip from the capital, Vientiane. Luang Prabang is AirAsia’s 70th intra-Asean route across all ten Asean countries.
AirAsia also flies direct to the Laotian capital Vientiane, with Thai AirAsia operating Bangkok – Vientiane and Bangkok – Luang Prabang. Flights will operate four times weekly, on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, for a journey of just under three hours, before returning the same day.
Zero Ringgit fares to celebrate the new route
To celebrate the introduction of the new route, AirAsia is offering Free Seats for online bookings until 25 September 2016 for travel between 21st November 2016 and 28th October 2017.
** NOTE: Free seats start from RM0 base fare and exclude airport taxes, fees and other optional services. Terms and conditions apply.
Why visit Luang Prabang?
Luang Prabang is a UNESCO World Heritage city, with a unique blend of traditional Buddhist culture and the colonial influences of the French period. The city is sited at the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Khan Rivers where beautiful Wats sit side by side with Indochinese villas and small shops in this old city, which used to be the capital of this landlocked former Kingdom.
The Palace of the last King is now a museum and you should be sure to check out his collection of cars in a building at the rear of the grounds. There’s even an old Ford Edsel – one of the motoring world’s biggest failures.
You can choose to eat local food (choose your rice steamed in a basket) or Western, especially the French coffee and pastries. Take home a Lao sinh, the graceful skirt commonly worn in Laos, or any other locally made handicrafts or local coffee, which is excellent.
Flight Schedule for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (KUL) – Luang Prabang, Laos (LPQ)
|Flight No.||From||To||Departure||Arrival||Flight Frequency|
|AK 562||KUL||LPQ||0705 (7.05am)||0900 (9am)||Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday|
|AK 563||LPQ||KUL||0925 (9.25am)||1330 (1.30pm)||Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday|
Note: All times are local. The time in Laos is one hour behind Malaysia.