Lao Airlines Orders Two A320s

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Monday, 29 August 2011

Lao Airlines, the national carrier of Laos, has signed a contract with Airbus for the purchase of two A320 aircraft, becoming a new Airbus customer.

The aircraft will be operated by Lao Airlines on routes linking Vientiane to key destinations in South East Asia, including Bangkok and Singapore.

Powered by CFM56 engines from CFM International, the aircraft will feature a two class layout seating 126 passengers in the main cabin and 16 in Business Class.

"The A320 will see Lao Airlines introduce a new level of premium service as we expand our international route network," said Somphone Douangdara, President of Lao Airlines. "In addition to the highest standards of in-flight comfort, Lao Airlines will also benefit from the extremely low operating costs offered by these modern, fuel-efficient aircraft."

The A320 Family includes the A318, A319, A320 and A321 models.

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