Luang Prabang International Airport

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Luang Prabang
International Airport

ສະຫນາມບິນສາກົນຫຼວງພະບາງ
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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 (Lao: ສະຫນາມບິນສາກົນຫຼວງພະບາງ), (IATA: LPQICAO: VLLB) is one of the few international airports in Laos. The airport is located in Luang Prabang.

History[edit]

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. 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]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations Route
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, Seoul-Incheon, Siem Reap International
Thai Smile Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi International
Vietnam Airlines Hanoi, Siem Reap International

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

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