Lao Central Airlines is an airline in Laos with its head office in Vientiane. It is the first private airline in Laos and offers premium and budget seats. The name change from Phongsavanh Airlines to Lao Central Airlines in 2012 was meant to raise awareness for the airline as Lao-owned in international market. The airline is the second biggest among Lao airline operators in terms of fleet size.
The airline was founded in 2010. Lao Central Airlines cancelled its Bangkok services in December 2013 due to the political unrest in Bangkok, and Luang Prabang services were suspended in July 2014 to allow for restructuring.The airline announced it would be resuming flights mid 2015. As of June 2015 there has still be no announcement on if and when services will resume.