As a state-owned airline of the state of Laos, the airline can provide a home base directly at the airport of the Laos capital Vientiane - the Wattay International Airport. Named in its founding as Royal Air Lao, it united the airlines Lao Airlines and Royal Air Lao. The airline's development into a national status in the aviation industry began with purchases, mainly of western aircraft of the predominantly American airlines, as well as some helicopters. With increasing success, the airline was renamed Lao Aviation. Increasingly, international traffic to Phnom Penh, Hanoi or Bangkok was initiated. With the incorporation of the first two ATR planes, the picture of the fleet changed. These two models were used primarily for the nearer destinations, while a Harbin model aircraft and a Xian approached the distant destinations. In this period also fell the last renaming in Lao Airlines - a step towards the international development of the Laotian airline. Lao Airlines operates a Codshare Agreement with Vietnam Airlines.
👜 Baggage regulations at Lao Airlines
Carry on Baggage :
Each passenger can carry onboard a free baggage allowance : one piece for Economy class passengers. Each piece has a maximum weight of 7kg and the sum of three dimensions shall not exceed 115 cm (30 cm x 60 cm x 18 cm) or (12 x 24 x 7 inches). Lao Airlines may refuse to carry unchecked baggage and may require the passenger to check his baggage in case it exceeds the quantity, weight and dimensions as specified above.
Checked Baggage for international & Domestic Flights :
Economy Class -> Maximum weight allowance is 20 Kg for adult and children and 10 kg for infant.
Business Class -> Maximum weight allowance is 30 Kg for adult and children and 10 kg for infant.
🕗 Lao Airlines Web Check-in
International Flights: at least 2 hours prior to scheduled departure time.
Domestic Flights: at least 1 hour 30 mins prior to scheduled departure time.
If you have not completed check-in formalities and have a boarding pass by the above timeline, you will not be able to travel on the flight. Depending on the fare conditions of your ticket, a failure to check-in on time may also result in:
Your ticket become invalid for travel or non-refundable if there are restrictions on changes. You will need to make a new booking and purchase a new ticket. Paying change fee, and/or fares difference for the new applicable fare.
Note: You should carry your traditional paper ticket or Itinerary Receipt (or E-ticket) with you at all times for both international and domestic flights.