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Thailand, Laos, Cambodia strengthen air links.

BANGKOK, March 21 Kyodo

Thailand, Laos and Cambodia will create more air links between themselves and open an upgraded Luang Prabang Luang Prabang, or Louangphrabang, is a city located in north central Laos, on the Mekong River about 425 km north of Vientiane, and the capital of Louangphrabang Province. The current population of the city is about 22,000.  airport in northern Laos, Thai Department of Aviation Deputy Director General Chaisak Angkasuwan said Wednesday.

Starting next month, Royal Phnom Penh Airways Royal Phnom Penh Airways is an airline based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. It operates domestic services and regional services to Thailand. Its main base is Phnom Penh International Airport, with a hub at Angkor International Airport, Siem Reap [1].  will run Bangkok-Phnom Penh flights twice daily. Thailand and Cambodia already have mutual aviation rights involving 4,200 seats per week with three Cambodian airlines and two Thai carriers.

Luang Prabang airport, for which Thailand has provided a grant of 250 million baht baht  
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 ($5.8 million) to expand runways and add a passenger terminal, is scheduled to open in April. Lao Aviation will start two flights a week between Luang Prabang and the northern Thai province of Nan.

Lao Transport Minister Phao Bounnaphon was quoted by the Bangkok Post The Bangkok Post is a broadsheet English-language daily newspaper published in Bangkok, Thailand. The first issue came out on August 1, 1946. It was four pages and cost 1 baht.  as saying that Lao authorities haven given approval for Thai Airways International Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (Thai: การบินไทย) (SET: THAI) is the national air carrier of Thailand, operating out of Suvarnabhumi Airport, and is a founding member of , Bangkok Airways and Chinese and Vietnamese airlines to land at the airport.
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Date:Mar 26, 2001
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