A signing ceremony was held on July 27th, 2016 at Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR), with Vice President Corporate Affairs, Mr. Sengpraseuth Mathouchanh, representing Lao Airlines and Vice-President Commercial, Mr. Ryan Pua, representing SilkAir. The signing was witnessed by Lao PDR’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Saleumxay Kommasith and Singapore’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan.
Currently, Lao Airlines operated 3 flights weekly on these routes such as Wednesday, Friday and Sunday by brand new Airbus 320. From 31 October 2016, Silk Air will also offer 3 weekly flights on Monday, Thursday and Saturday. With the new codeshare agreement in place, customers will have a choice of 6 weekly flights to Laos and Singapore shared between both airlines.