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Laos is an independent state of Southeast Asia, bordered on the north by China and Vietnam, on the east by Vietnam, on the south by Cambodia, on the west by Thailand, and on the northwest by Myanmar (formerly Burma). Laos is Southeast Asia's only landlocked nation and has a total area of 236,800 sq km (91,400 sq mi). The capital and largest city of Laos is Vientiane.

 

Latest updates
24 February 2015Lao Central Airlines: has revised its planned resumption of services date from mid year, to year-end news
1 February 2015Lao Skyway was renamed from Lao Air to distinguish itself from Lao Airlines added
19 January 2015Civil Aviation Company was formed by merger of Royal Air Lao and Lao Air Lines : renamed to Lao Aviation added
AirlineOperating DatesStatusComments

Air Architects

1960sStatus?

 

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Air Lao

1952* - 1961Inactive

 

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Air Laos Transports

1957 - 1962Renamed

Air Laos Transports Aeriens was formed in1952 by Air France, Aigle Azur and local interests

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Air Laos Transports >Royal Air Lao + Lao Air Lines =>Civil Aviation Company >Lao Aviation >Lao Airlines

Air Union

1973* - 1974*Status?

 

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Air Vientiane Laos

1964* - 1967*Status?

 

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Bird & Sons Aviation Division

1960 - 1965Renamed

BirdAir was an airline owned by Bird & Sons, Inc which served in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War

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Bird Air (BirdAir)

1975 - 1980*Inactive

 

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BirdAir

1975* - 1975*Inactive

 

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BOA (Boun Oum Airways)

1965* - 1967Renamed

BOA (Boun Oum Airways) was owned by Prince Boun Oum of Laos. Integrated with CASI by early 1967

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BOA (Boun Oum Airways) >>CASI

CASI (Continental Air Services, Inc.)

1965 - 1972Inactive

 

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CASI

Civil Aviation Company

1976 - 1979Renamed

Civil Aviation Company was formed by merger of Royal Air Lao and Lao Air Lines & renamed Lao Aviation. Rebranded as Lao Airlines on 26Mar2003

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Royal Air Lao + Lao Air Lines =>Civil Aviation Company >Lao Aviation >Lao Airlines

Euro Asia Aviation

2002* - 2003Inactive

 

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Lane Xang Airlines

1973* - 1975Inactive

 

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Lao Air

2003 - 2013Renamed

Lao Skyway was established on 02Jan2002 and officially launched services in Jun2003 as Lao Air. Renamed to current name in Nov2013

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Lao Air >Lao Skyway

Lao Air Lines

1967* - 1975Inactive

Royal Air Lao was founded in 1962. In September 1976 the Civil Aviation Company was formed from the merger of Royal Air Lao and Lao Air Lines

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Royal Air Lao + Lao Air Lines =>Civil Aviation Company >Lao Aviation >Lao Airlines

Lao Airlines

2003 - dateActive

Lao Airlines was formed in Jan1975 as Civil Aviation Company. Operations started on 15Sep1976

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Royal Air Lao + Lao Air Lines =>Civil Aviation Company >Lao Aviation >Lao Airlines

Lao Aviation

1979 - 2003Renamed

Lao Airlines was formed in Jan1975 as Civil Aviation Company

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Royal Air Lao + Lao Air Lines =>Civil Aviation Company >Lao Aviation >Lao Airlines

Lao Capricorn Air

2009 - 2010Renamed

Lao Central Airlines was established as Phongsavanh Airlines using the assets of defunct carrier Lao Capricorn Air. Operations started 03Jan2012

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Lao Capricorn Air +>Phongsavanh Airlines >Lao Central Airlines

Lao Cathay Airlines

1967* - 1967*Status?

 

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Lao Central Airlines

2012 - 2014Inactive

Lao Central Airlines was established as Phongsavanh Airlines using the assets of defunct carrier Lao Capricorn Air. Operations started 03Jan2012

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Lao Capricorn Air +>Phongsavanh Airlines >Lao Central Airlines

Lao Skyway

2013 - dateActive

Lao Skyway was established on 02Jan2002 and officially launched services in Jun2003 as Lao Air. Renamed to current name in Nov2013

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Lao Air >Lao Skyway

Lao United Airlines

1968* - 1971Inactive

 

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Laos Air Charter

1967* - 1975Inactive

 

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Laotian

1970* - 1970*Status?

 

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Loa-Pacific

(1989*)Began?

 

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Pathet Lao Airlines

1974* - 1974*Status?

 

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Phongsavanh Airlines

2010 - 2011Renamed

Lao Central Airlines was established as Phongsavanh Airlines using the assets of defunct carrier Lao Capricorn Air. Operations started 03Jan2012

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Lao Capricorn Air +>Phongsavanh Airlines >Lao Central Airlines

Royal Air Lao

1962 - 1976Renamed

Royal Air Lao was founded in 1962. In September 1976 the Civil Aviation Company was formed from the merger of Royal Air Lao and Lao Air Lines

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Air Laos Transports >Royal Air Lao + Lao Air Lines =>Civil Aviation Company >Lao Aviation >Lao Airlines

Samaki Airlines

1975* - 1975*Status?

 

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Sorya Airlines

1975* - 1975*Inactive

 

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Vehu Akat

1967* - 1967*Inactive

 

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Xiengkhouang Air

1967* - 1975Inactive

 

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