Lao Airlines Takes Delivery of 1st CFM56-5B-powered Airbus A320 Aircraft

Lao Airlines, the national carrier of the Lao People's Democratic Republic, launched a new era in its history today, taking delivery of the first of two new CFM56-5B-powered Airbus A320 aircraft. The airline plans to use the new aircraft primarily on international services to Singapore, Bangkok, Hanoi, and Hong Kong. "With the arrival of the A320, we are moving into a new phase of our development," said Dr. Somphone Douangdara, president of Lao Airlines. "We can now offer our passengers faster, more comfortable option with the inherent reliability that comes from operating the CFM56 product line." "We are honored to welcome Lao Airlines to the CFM family of customers," said Jean-Paul Ebanga, president and CEO of CFM International. "It is highly gratifying when an airline places such trust in your products and we intend to continue to earn that trust every day of what we hope will be a very long relationship between our two companies."

Source: CFM International
Date: Nov 9, 2011