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  • hobbus

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    Are there currently any regular or irregular flights between Vientiane and Sam Neua? According to the website Lao Airlines do not any longer offer this service. Does anyone know of any other air service to this region?

    #1 Posted: 29/7/2008 - 11:48

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    No -- if Lao Airlines isn't flying the route anymore then overland is the only means to get there.

    #2 Posted: 30/7/2008 - 09:01

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    Lao Air (not Lao Airlines) flies to Sam Neua a few times a week, they won't have any information on the internet, you'll have to get your ticket from a local travel agent when you arrive in Vientiane

    #3 Posted: 15/10/2008 - 09:04

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    Lao Air (not Lao Airlines) flies to Sam Neua a few times a week, they won't have any information on the internet, you'll have to get your ticket from a local travel agent when you arrive in Vientiane

    #4 Posted: 15/10/2008 - 09:05

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    This is the Lao Air website: http://www.lao-air.com

    #5 Posted: 30/10/2008 - 11:29

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    Lao Capricorn Air (Ph# 21 513000, 20 4488771) has daily scheduled flights from VTE to Xam Neua M - F and two flights on Saturday. The one airplane used for this route is currently (late May 2010) out of order and pilots do not expect to resume flying until Early June 2010.

    #6 Posted: 20/5/2010 - 10:34

  • wanderingcat

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    VTE-Sam Neua flights resume:

    http://www.lao-air.com/news.php
    Lao air re-open flight from Vientiane -Huaphan-Vientiane and Vientiane-Xayyabuly-Vientiane starting August 20,2010 more information call 021-513007.

    http://laovoices.com/2010/08/25/lao-airs-resumes-flights-vientiane-houaphanh/
    from KPL news:
    Lao Airs has decided to resume flights between Vientiane and Houaphanh.The company held a ceremony to mark the resumption of the air route onAugust 21 in Houaphanh province.

    #7 Posted: 26/8/2010 - 11:38

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    Sorry for resurrecting an old thread, but does anyone have current info on flying from VTE to Xam Neua?


    Thanks!


    Jon

    #8 Posted: 14/1/2013 - 05:08

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    The latest info I have is that flights no longer operate on a regular basis.

    #9 Posted: 14/1/2013 - 17:07

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    Hi Mooball,

    Thanks for the info. Guess it is a long ride from Phonsavan... :\

    Jon

    #10 Posted: 15/1/2013 - 11:40

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  • mooball

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    It is a long ride from phonsavan, but it is spectacular. That part of the country has some great scenery. Be sure to take some snacks with you!

    #11 Posted: 15/1/2013 - 19:53

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    Ok! Snacks it is. Is it a minivan or bus or can you get either? Thanks for the up to date info... :)

    #12 Posted: 21/1/2013 - 01:34

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