Malaysia to start direct flight to Laos

At the third meeting of the Joint Commission for Bilateral Cooperation between Laos and Malaysia, the two countries agreed to allow direct flights between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Vientiane, Laos. The first flights will be being in July 2007 on carrier AirAsia. This is not the first time there have been direct flights between the two countries. In 1996, Malaysia Airlines provided direct service between Vientiane and Kuala Lumpur until the 1998 Asian financial crisis. Through resumption of this flight route, Laos and Malaysia hope to boost trade and cooperation between the two countries .