31 October 2016

SilkAir adds Laos to route network

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, has launched its inaugural flight to Vientiane and Luang Prabang, Laos. With this launch, SilkAir’s route network now spans 51 destinations in 14 countries.

The inaugural flight departed the afternoon of 31 October at 1.20pm from Singapore's Changi Airport and arrived at Vientiane’s Wattay International Airport at 3.15pm. It then departed at 4.05pm for Luang Prabang International Airport, where it then arrived at 5pm. The return flight took off at 5.50pm and landed in Singapore at 10.05pm (all times local).

The thrice weekly flights to Laos are scheduled on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, with same-day return. The services will be operated with Airbus A320 aircraft, featuring both business and economy class cabins.

SilkAir’s Chief Executive Foo Chai Woo said: “We are very excited to launch this new flight, as the popularity of Laos grows among travelers of the region and beyond. The air link will be the latest addition to the Singapore Airlines–SilkAir network covering over 100 international cities in 34 countries, providing our customers with enhanced connectivity through our Singapore Changi Airport hub. We hope that travellers will delight in the serene nature of Laos and all its vibrancy in culture and architecture.”


Flights are available for booking through the SilkAir website, call centres and travel agents.

MI flight schedule (with effect from 31 October 2016):
Flight Routing Operates Departure (Local timing) Arrival (Local Timing)
MI788 Singapore to Vientiane Mon, Thu, Sat Singapore 1:20pm Vientiane 315pm
MI788 Vientiane to Luang Prabang Mon, Thu, Sat Vientiane 4:05pm Luang Prabang 5pm
MI788 Luang Prabang to Singapore Mon, Thu, Sat Luang Prabang 5:50pm Singapore 10:05pm