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Vientiane to Sam Neua

Posted by hobbus on 29/7/2008 at 11:48

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?

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Posted by somtam2000 on 30/7/2008 at 09:01 admin

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

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Posted by silverwood on 15/10/2008 at 09:04

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

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Posted by silverwood on 15/10/2008 at 09:05

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

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Posted by wanderingcat on 30/10/2008 at 11:29

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

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Posted by buendia on 20/5/2010 at 10:34

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.

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Posted by wanderingcat on 26/8/2010 at 11:38

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.

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Posted by thinkstopthink on 14/1/2013 at 05:08

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


Thanks!


Jon

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Posted by mooball on 14/1/2013 at 17:07 TF writer

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

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Posted by thinkstopthink on 15/1/2013 at 11:40

Hi Mooball,

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

Jon

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Posted by mooball on 15/1/2013 at 19:53 TF writer

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!

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Posted by thinkstopthink on 21/1/2013 at 01:34

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

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