Nghe An province and the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam on August 9 examined the possibility of opening a new air route servicing flights between Vietnam’s Vinh city and Laos’ Vientiane capital.
Around 160,000–180,000 passengers travel by road annually between Vietnam’s northcentral region and the Laotian capital, passing through the Nam Can (Nghe An), Cau Treo (Ha Tinh), and Na Meo (Thanh Hoa) border gates.
A Vinh-Vientiane flight route has become increasingly necessary as annual averages continue to grow, experts said.
Following a test operated out of Vinh Airport, the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam and the Nghe An Provincial People’s Committee agreed on a roadmap for opening the Vinh-Vientiane route.
The first flight is scheduled for December 1, 2013.