More flights to Laos now. Come

More flights to Laos now. Come

SilkAir, the regional wing of national carrier Singapore Airlines, will offer more flights to Laos under a codeshare agreement with Lao Airlines signed on Wednesday (Jul 27). 

The carrier said that from Oct 31, SilkAir will offer three weekly flights on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays from Singapore to the Laotian cities of Vientiane and Luang Prabang. 

Keterangan Gambar (© Pemilik Gambar)

The new service will operate in a circular route and will depart from Singapore for Vientiane, followed by Luang Prabang, before heading back to Singapore. 

On the same day that the new service starts, Lao Airlines will also add its - "QV" - airline designator code to selected SilkAir-operated flights between Singapore, Vientiane and Luang Prabang, SilkAir said in the news release. 

In turn, SilkAir will add its airline designator code - "MI" - to several Lao Airlines-operated flights between Singapore, Vientiane and Luang Prabang starting Sep 1, subject to regulatory approval. 

Keterangan Gambar (© Pemilik Gambar)

In total, the codeshare agreement gives customers a choice of six weekly flights from Singapore to Laos between the two airlines, SilkAir said.

Flights will be available for booking on a progressive basis through the SilkAir website, call centres and travel agents in the coming weeks, the carrier added. 

SilkAir vice president Ryan Pua said the new agreement will allow the airline to promote Laos as an emerging destination more effectively to its network. "We hope the enhanced connectivity will bring about a greater flow of visitors between the countries," he said. 

Keterangan Gambar (© Pemilik Gambar)

Meanwhile, Lao Airlines vice president Sengpraseuth Mathouchanh said the cooperation between the two carriers will strengthen the relationship between Laos and Singapore as part of the ASEAN Economic Community.

"This cooperation will especially help to promote the tourist and investment activities among the two countries as well as ASEAN countries." 

The signing ceremony on Wednesday was witnessed by Singapore’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan and his Laotian counterpart Saleumxay Kommasith.

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Akhyari Hananto

I began my career in the banking industry in 1997, and stayed approx 6 years in it. This industry boost his knowledge about the economic condition in Indonesia, both macro and micro, and how to More understand it. My banking career continued in Yogyakarta when I joined in a program funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB),as the coordinator for a program aimed to help improve the quality of learning and teaching process in private universities in Yogyakarta. When the earthquake stroke Yogyakarta, I chose to join an international NGO working in the area of ?disaster response and management, which allows me to help rebuild the city, as well as other disaster-stricken area in Indonesia. I went on to become the coordinator for emergency response in the Asia Pacific region. Then I was assigned for 1 year in Cambodia, as a country coordinator mostly to deliver developmental programs (water and sanitation, education, livelihood). In 2009, he continued his career as a protocol and HR officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya, and two years later I joined the Political and Economic Section until now, where i have to deal with extensive range of people and government officials, as well as private and government institution troughout eastern Indonesia. I am the founder and Editor-in-Chief in Good News From Indonesia (GNFI), a growing and influential social media movement, and was selected as one of The Most Influential Netizen 2011 by The Marketeers magazine. I also wrote a book on "Fundamentals of Disaster Management in 2007"?, "Good News From Indonesia : Beragam Prestasi Anak Bangsa di dunia"? which was luanched in August 2013, and "Indonesia Bersyukur"? which is launched in Sept 2013. In 2014, 3 books were released in which i was one of the writer; "Indonesia Pelangi Dunia"?, "Indonesia The Untold Stories"? and "Growing! Meretas Jalan Kejayaan" I give lectures to students in lectures nationwide, sharing on full range of issues, from economy, to diplomacy Less
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