Lao Airlines celebrated its entry into full membership of the International Air Transport Association at an official admission ceremony held at its head office last week. With its membership, the organization will assist the airline with training programs and safety and technical audits to enhance the airline’s systems. It will also allow IATA travel agents to trade with the airlines and pay for tickets directly through the IATA recognized bank settlement plan, which acts as a clearing house between travel agents and airlines. (Read more)