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Flying to Laos?

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1. Posted by sacmike03 (Budding Member 60 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

We are planning a trip to Laos and are wondering if it is safe to fly air laos from siem reap and then from luang prabang to hanoi. We would prefer not to fly but are under serious time constraints. Should we do cambadia and northern vietnam instead or should we fly to laos? Is the rain to much in laos right now. We are in Saigon and are planning on leaving monday.


2. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 2012 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

you might read this article on Lao Air from Travelfish:

3. Posted by bgl (Full Member 167 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

That's a very interesting article, but not quite up-to-date. The "workhorse" on the domestic network is not the smaller Chinese built Y-12 (about 18 seats or so), but the much newer and larger Y-7/MA-60. That's a Chinese built (and updated) version of the Soviet built Antonov An-24 and it seats about 50-56, and Lao Airlines has not had any accidents with this type. (Incidentally, there is no airline name Air Laos).