VIENTINE, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- The budget arm of Singapore Airlines, Scoot, is to launch Singapore-Laos flights in April with tickets starting at 88 U.S. dollars.
Scoot will fly from Singapore to Lao capital Vientiane, and to northern Lao ancient town of Luang Prabang on a circular route. It will depart from Singapore for Luang Prabang, followed by Vientiane, before heading back to Singapore, local daily Vientiane Times on Friday quoted the company's announcement on Thursday.
Three weekly flights will connect Laos to Singapore departing in the morning on Monday, Thursday and Saturday.
These routes were transferred from its sister airline SilkAir with Scoot's A320 aircraft.
Singapore's SilkAir launched a service to Vientiane and Luang Prabang in October 2016. It stopped the service after poor passenger figures between October 2017 and February in 2018.
Luang Prabang and Vientiane are the first two of the several new destinations the low-cost carrier will be adding to its network this year, said the daily.
With the addition of Laos, Scoot's network will span 68 destinations across 19 countries and territories.
Lao Airlines also stopped direct Laos-Singapore flights from March 25, 2018 due to operational reasons and, as of now, has no plans to resume the flights, said the report. Lao Airlines relaunched the Singapore-Laos flight in October 2017.