VIENTIANE : The Bangkok-Vientiane air route is witnessing a growing contest as Bangkok Airways started operating in the sector for which Laotian authorities are reluctant to grant traffic rights to international carriers.
Bangkok Airways’ A319 jetliner at Wattay International Airport. BOONSONG KOSITCHOTETHANA
The Thai carrier became the fourth airline to serve the city-pairs, fuelling competition in the marketplace already present by Thai Airways International, state-owned Lao Airlines and privately owned Lao Central Airlines.
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