Luang Prabang International Airport
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|Luang Prabang International Airport
|IATA: LPQ – ICAO: VLLB
|Elevation AMSL||955 ft / 291 m|
Luang Prabang International Airport (Lao: ສະຫນາມບິນສາກົນຫຼວງພະບາງ), (IATA: LPQ, ICAO: 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
|China Eastern Airlines||Kunming||International|
|Lao Airlines||Vientiane, Ban Hat Tai, Pakse||Domestic|
|Lao Airlines||Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Chiang Mai, Hanoi, Jinghong, Seoul-Incheon (begins 1 January 2015), Siem Reap||International|
|Lao Central Airlines||Vientiane||Domestic|
|Vietnam Airlines||Hanoi, Siem Reap||International|
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.
- "China Eastern Airlines adds Kunming – Luang Prabang Service from July 2014". Airline Route. 8 May 2014. Retrieved 8 May 2014.
- Media related to Luang Prabang International Airport at Wikimedia Commons
- Luang Prabang Airport Guide
- Airport information for VLLB at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.