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Laos is an independent state of Southeast Asia, bordered on the north by China and Vietnam, on the east by Vietnam, on the south by Cambodia, on the west by Thailand, and on the northwest by Myanmar (formerly Burma). Laos is Southeast Asia's only landlocked nation and has a total area of 236,800 sq km (91,400 sq mi). The capital and largest city of Laos is Vientiane.

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February 24, 2015

Lao Central Airlines: has revised its planned resumption of services date from mid year, to year-end news

February 1, 2015

Lao Skyway was renamed from Lao Air to distinguish itself from Lao Airlines added

Jan 19, 2015

Civil Aviation Company was formed by merger of Royal Air Lao and Lao Air Lines : renamed to Lao Aviation added

>renamed to : >>merged in or absorbed : +> assets taken over : =>> merger resulted in new airline

Air Architects   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1960s
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Lao   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1952* - 1961
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Laos Transports   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1957 - 1962
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Laos Transports >Royal Air Lao + Lao Air Lines =>Civil Aviation Company >Lao Aviation >Lao Airlines
Comments : Air Laos Transports Aeriens was formed in 1952 by Air France, Aigle Azur and local interests. Renamed to Royal Air Lao & eventually Laos Airlines

Air Union   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1973* - 1974*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Vientiane Laos   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1964* - 1967*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Bird & Sons Aviation Division   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1960 - 1965
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Bird & Sons Aviation Division >CASI
Comments : BirdAir was an airline owned by Bird & Sons, Inc which served in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War

BirdAir  updated in 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1960* - 1975*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : BirdAir was an airline owned by Bird & Sons, Inc which served in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. Bird & Sons, Inc was a San Francisco heavy construction company operating in Vietnam and Laos. Bird & Sons, Inc maintained its own air division. William H. Bird had been operating an aviation division of his construction company Bird & Son in Laos since 1960. Bird later sold the air division and its aircraft to Continental, $4.5 million cash, in 1964 to form CASI. When Bird sold that division there was a non-compete clause in his contract with Continental that precluded Bird from operating another aviation company in Laos for a certain number of years. When that time expired, Bird got back into the air charter business and created BirdAir

BirdAir  updated in 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1975 - 1980*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : BirdAir was formed by William H. Bird in 1975 as Air America and CASI were shutting down. Provided contract air services in Laos

BOA (Boun Oum Airways)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1965* - 1967
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : BOA (Boun Oum Airways) >>CASI
Comments : BOA (Boun Oum Airways) was owned by Prince Boun Oum of Laos. Integrated with CASI by early 1967

CASI (Continental Air Services, Inc.)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1965 - 1972
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : BOA >>CASI
Comments : BOA was founded by Prince Boun Oum in 1965. After 1965 BOA expanded using aircraft on loan from Continental Air Services, Inc (CASI). BOA and their Thai pilots were integrated into CASI by early 1967

Civil Aviation Company   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1976 - 1979
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Royal Air Lao + Lao Air Lines =>Civil Aviation Company >Lao Aviation >Lao Airlines
Comments : In Sep1976 the Civil Aviation Company was formed from the merger of existing airlines Royal Air Lao (1952>) & Lao Air Lines. The company became Lao Aviation in 1979 & as Lao Airlines on 26Mar2003

Euro Asia Aviation   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2002* - 2003
Airline Code : -- : EUL
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Lane Xang Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1973* - 1975
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Lao Air   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2003 - 2013
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Lao Air >Lao Skyway
Comments : Lao Skyway was established on 02Jan2002 and officially launched services in Jun2003 as Lao Air. Renamed to current name in Nov2013

Lao Air Lines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1967* - 1975
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Royal Air Lao + Lao Air Lines =>Civil Aviation Company >Lao Aviation >Lao Airlines
Comments : In Sep1976 the Civil Aviation Company was formed from the merger of existing airlines Royal Air Lao (1952>) & Lao Air Lines. The company became Lao Aviation in 1979 & as Lao Airlines on 26Mar2003

Lao Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2003 - date
Airline Code : QV : LAO
Genealogy : Royal Air Lao + Lao Air Lines =>Civil Aviation Company >Lao Aviation >Lao Airlines
Comments : In Sep1976 the Civil Aviation Company was formed from the merger of existing airlines Royal Air Lao (1952>) & Lao Air Lines. The company became Lao Aviation in 1979 & as Lao Airlines on 26Mar2003

Lao Aviation   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1979 - 2003
Airline Code : QV : LAO
Genealogy : Royal Air Lao + Lao Air Lines =>Civil Aviation Company >Lao Aviation >Lao Airlines
Comments : In Sep1976 the Civil Aviation Company was formed from the merger of existing airlines Royal Air Lao (1952>) & Lao Air Lines. The company became Lao Aviation in 1979 & as Lao Airlines on 26Mar2003

Lao Capricorn Air   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2009 - 2010
Airline Code : -- : LKA
Genealogy : Lao Capricorn Air +>Phongsavanh Airlines >Lao Central Airlines
Comments : Lao Central Airlines was established as Phongsavanh Airlines using the assets of defunct carrier Lao Capricorn Air. Operations started 03Jan2012

Lao Cathay Airlines   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1967* - 1967*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Lao Central Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2012 - 2014
Airline Code : -- : LKA
Genealogy : Lao Capricorn Air +>Phongsavanh Airlines >Lao Central Airlines
Comments : Lao Central Airlines was established as Phongsavanh Airlines using the assets of defunct carrier Lao Capricorn Air. Rebranded in Jul2011 as Lao Central Airlines & operations started 03Jan2012

Lao Skyway   

Status : Active

Dates :

2013 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Lao Air >Lao Skyway
Comments : Lao Skyway was established on 02Jan2002 and officially launched services in Jun2003 as Lao Air. Renamed to current name in Nov2013

Lao United Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1968* - 1971
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Laos Air Charter   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1967* - 1975
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Laotian   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1970* - 1970*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Loa-Pacific   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(1989*)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Pathet Lao Airlines   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1974* - 1974*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Phongsavanh Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2010 - 2011
Airline Code : -- : LKA
Genealogy : Lao Capricorn Air +>Phongsavanh Airlines >Lao Central Airlines
Comments : Lao Central Airlines was established as Phongsavanh Airlines using the assets of defunct carrier Lao Capricorn Air. Operations started 03Jan2012

Royal Air Lao   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1962 - 1976
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Laos Transports >Royal Air Lao + Lao Air Lines =>Civil Aviation Company >Lao Aviation >Lao Airlines
Comments : In Sep1976 the Civil Aviation Company was formed from the merger of existing airlines Royal Air Lao (1952>) & Lao Air Lines. The company became Lao Aviation in 1979 & as Lao Airlines on 26Mar2003

Samaki Airlines   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1975* - 1975*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Sorya Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1975* - 1975*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Vehu Akat   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1967* - 1967*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Xiengkhouang Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1967* - 1975
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
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