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New Airline Linking Laos And France?  
User currently offlinePacificflyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 382 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 12 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1954 times:

My mum told me that her friend knew a guy that will start a new airline linking Laos and France? I thought this is very strange, could this be true?

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User currently offlineMariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 27674 posts, RR: 81
Reply 1, posted (13 years 12 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1915 times:


it's a bit odd, I agree, but not totally weird. Laos was part of the French colony called Indochine, which included Vietnam.

The French have been gone for years, but French influence is still very strong - more people speak French than English, for example.

It is a very poor country, and not high on the list of tourist destinations, at least, not yet. BUT - the French love going to tropical countries where their language is widely understood, and it's certainly exotic.

There could be enough tourists for a weekly flight, maybe, but I think most Europeans would choose it as an "add-on" to other places, such as Vietnam. I doubt there's that much traffic originating from Laos.

Still, stranger things have happened.



aeternum nauta
User currently offlinePacificflyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 382 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 12 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1910 times:

If this airline ever gets off the ground, it could boost tourism to the country I agree, going into a new market. Because as of now, the most tourist is probably from Thailand, with both Bangkok Airways and Thai Airways flying into Laos.

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