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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
24Feb15 news Lao Central Airlines: has revised its planned resumption of services date from mid year, to year-end
01Feb15 added Lao Skyway was renamed from Lao Air to distinguish itself from Lao Airlines
19Jan15 added Civil Aviation Company was formed by merger of Royal Air Lao and Lao Air Lines : renamed to Lao Aviation
Airline Operating Dates Status Tree Comments

 Air Architects

1960s Status?    

 Air Lao

1952* - 1961 Inactive    

 Air Laos Transports

1957 - 1962 Renamed >Lao Airlines  

 Air Union

1973* - 1974* Status?    

 Air Vientiane Laos

1964* - 1967* Status?    

 Bird & Sons Aviation Division

1960 - 1965 Renamed >CASI  

 Bird Air (BirdAir)

1975 - 1980* Inactive    

 BirdAir

1975* - 1975* Inactive    

 BOA (Boun Oum Airways)

1965* - 1967 Renamed >CASI  

 CASI (Continental Air Services, Inc.)

1965 - 1972 Inactive CASI  

 Civil Aviation Company

1976 - 1979 Renamed   formed by merger of Royal Air Lao and Lao Air Lines & renamed Lao Aviation

 Euro Asia Aviation

2002* - 2003 Inactive    

 Lane Xang Airlines

1973* - 1975 Inactive    

 Lao Air

2013* - 2014* Renamed    

 Lao Air Lines

1967* - 1973 Renamed >Lao Airlines  

 Lao Airlines

1967* - 1975 Inactive    

 Lao Airlines

2003 - date Active Lao Airlines Lao Airlines was formed in 1975 as Lao Aviation

 Lao Aviation

1979 - 2003 Renamed >Lao Airlines Lao Airlines was formed in 1975 as Lao Aviation

 Lao Capricorn Air

2009 - 2012* Renamed +>Lao Central Airlines  

 Lao Cathay Airlines

1967* - 1967* Status?    

 Lao Central Airlines

2011 - 2014 Inactive Lao Central Airlines  

 Lao Skyway

2014* - date Active   was renamed from Lao Air to distinguish itself from Lao Airlines

 Lao United Airlines

1968* - 1971 Inactive    

 Laos Air Charter

1967* - 1975 Inactive    

 Laotian

1970* - 1970* Status?    

 Loa-Pacific

(1989*) Began?    

 Pathet Lao Airlines

1974* - 1974* Status?    

 Phongsavanh Airlines

2010* - 2011 Renamed >Lao Central Airlines  

 Royal Air Lao

1962 - 1976 Renamed >Lao Airlines  

 Samaki Airlines

1975* - 1975* Status?    

 Sorya Airlines

1975* - 1975* Inactive    

 Vehu Akat

1967* - 1967* Inactive    

 Xiengkhouang Air

1967* - 1975 Inactive    

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