Luang Prabang International Airport

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Luang Prabang International Airport
ສະຫນາມບິນສາກົນຫຼວງພະບາງ
LuangPrabangAirportAirside.jpg
IATA: LPQICAO: VLLB
LPQ is located in Laos
LPQ
LPQ
Location of airport in Laos
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Government
Location Luang Prabang
Elevation AMSL 955 ft / 291 m
Coordinates 19°53′50″N 102°09′39″E / 19.89722°N 102.16083°E / 19.89722; 102.16083Coordinates: 19°53′50″N 102°09′39″E / 19.89722°N 102.16083°E / 19.89722; 102.16083
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
06/24 7,218 2,200 Asphalt
? 8,203 2,500 Asphalt/Concrete
Luang Prabang International Airport

Luang Prabang International Airport (Lao: ສະຫນາມບິນສາກົນຫຼວງພະບາງ), (IATA: LPQICAO: VLLB) is one of the few international airports in Laos. The airport is located in Luang Prabang. Until February 2011 it was considered a risky place to land due to the mountainous terrain surrounding the airport, but since then it has been modernized, making the airport significantly safer.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Luang Prabang Airport Land-side view
Airlines Destinations Terminal
Bangkok Airways Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi International
China Eastern Airlines Kunming[1] International
Lao Airlines Vientiane, Ban Hat Tai, Pakse Domestic
Lao Airlines Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Chiang Mai, Hanoi, Jinghong, Siem Reap International
Lao Central Airlines Vientiane Domestic
Thai Smile Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi International
Vietnam Airlines Hanoi, Siem Reap International

Extension[edit]

In 2011 extension of the airport runway will start. After planned completion in 2013 the airport will be capable of accommodating all large-sized aircraft except the Airbus A380.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "China Eastern Airlines adds Kunming – Luang Prabang Service from July 2014". Airline Route. 8 May 2014. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 

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