SINGAPORE, Laos' national carrier Lao Airlines will halt direct Laos-Singapore flights from March 25 due to operational reasons, Channel NewsAsia reported.

In a Facebook update on Monday, the airline said on its website it will resume flight schedules as soon as it is ready for operation upon further notice.

This is the second time that direct flights between the two countries have been halted and comes just five months after Lao Airlines relaunched direct Singapore-Lao flight services in late-October last year.

The move also comes as Laos declared 2018 Visit Laos Year", a tourism campaign that could boost the economy of the landlocked country.

Until February this year, six daily flights were available between Laos and Singapore under a codesharing deal signed with SilkAir in July 2017. Currently, national regional wing SilkAir flies to Laos three times a week.

Source: NAM News Network