Flying with Lao Skyway

Kuang Si Waterfall in Luang Prabang

I was in Laos for 6 days from November 15th to November 20th 2019. It was an extended trip from three days festivities in Yi Peng Lantern Festival in Chiang Mai. I went to Laos from Chiang Mai with Airasia, and since Airasia does not have direct flight to Vientiane, I had to make a stopover at Don Mueang Airport Thailand for 4 hours.

My itinerary was as follow:

Day 1: Explore beautiful city of Vientiane

Day 2: Going to Vang Vieng by Minivan & Explore Vang Vieng

Day 3: Explore Vang Vieng and going to Luang Prabang by Minivan

Day 4: Explore Luang Prabang

Day 5: Explore Luang Prabang and going back to Vientiane by Lao Skyway

Day 6: Explore Vientiane

You can read my post about those area here:

Vientiane Sightseeing

7 Awesome Places to visit in Vang Vieng 

Best places to visit while in Luang Prabang 

The Booking Process

In this post, I will share you my experience flying with Lao Skyway from Luang Prabang (LPQ) to Vientiane (VIE). I booked the ticket online via its official website for 499,000 LAK per person one way (USD 55 or 783,000 IDR). The 499,000 LAK price is the second best price, while the best price or economy price was at 399,000 LAK. But, it was sold out when we made our booking. Included in the price are 20 kg checked baggage and 6 kg of cabin baggage.

There’s only one flight from Vientiane to Luang Prabang, which is at 12:00 PM and from Luang Prabang to Vientiane at 13:15 PM.

The Flight Day

The counter at Luang Prabang airport was easy to spot and they were quick to serve the queuing passengers. The Boarding pass was just a printed small paper with required information only such as date, seating, departure time and boarding time.

Lao Skyway Check-in counter at Luang Prabang Airport

Lao Skyway Boarding Pass (source: : https://www.boundar-journey.com/2018/12/28/lao-skyway/)

Inside the airplane

Lao Skyway uses Xian MA60 (新舟60, Xīnzhōu liùshí, “Modern Ark 60”), a turboprop-powered airliner produced by China’s Xi’an Aircraft Industrial Corporation under the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC).

The seating arrangement with just enough space and wide legroom. Snack was given, along with mineral water. We departed on time and it was rather an uneventful and smooth journey, although the sound of the machine a bit loud. But, overall I was happy with the experience flying skyway.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asana Kusnadi
I'm Asana Kusnadi from Semarang Indonesia. Some of my friends call me Mei, it is taken from my Chinese Name. I was born in Semarang, capital city of Central Java and lived there until I graduated from University. After graduated i worked in Sumatera island and it's been almost 9 years now i live in Riau Province

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