Singapore Airlines’ low cost subsidiary Scoot will begin a connection to Laos from its hub in Singapore in April.
The thrice-weekly service will start on April 1, departing from Singapore to Luang Prabang, followed by Vientiane, before heading back to Singapore. The airline will use Airbus A320 aircraft for the flights, and will be the lone airline connecting Singapore and Laos after the routes were transferred from sister airline Silkair.
Scoot will also be selling the flights as part of an effort to boost low-cost travel opportunities between Europe and Asia. The airline is offering seat sales for travelers from Athens to Laos via Singapore, using the airlines non-stop Athens-Singapore flight before making the connection to the Singapore-Laos service.
Scoot’s non-stop service between Singapore and Athens uses Boeing 787 Dreamliners, which the airline will be increasing its flights on the route to 5 times weekly during the summer.
Scoot CEO Lee Lik Hsin stated: “We are thrilled to welcome Laos to our network. We are confident that the addition of Vientiane and Luang Prabang will boost Scoot’s proposition as an affordable long-haul carrier offering refreshing travel opportunities in Asia for travellers from Europe seeking authentic experiences off the beaten track. Travellers can also look forward to more extraordinary travel experiences with us as we plan to add even more new destinations to our network this year.”