Luang Prabang International Airport

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Luang Prabang
International Airport

ສະຫນາມບິນສາກົນຫຼວງພະບາງ
LP april 2014.jpg
IATA: LPQICAO: VLLB
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
Map
LPQ is located in Laos
LPQ
LPQ
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
06/24 7,218 2,200 Asphalt [1]

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, An225, and An124.[citation needed]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Bangkok Airways Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi
Cambodia Angkor Air Siem Reap
China Eastern Airlines Kunming, Xishuangbanna
Lao Airlines Ban Hat Tai, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Chengdu, Chiang Mai, Hanoi, Pakse, Seoul-Incheon, Siem Reap, Singapore, Vientiane, Xishuangbanna
Lao Skyway Vientiane
SilkAir Singapore (begins 31 October 2016)[2]
Thai AirAsia Bangkok-Don Mueang
Vietnam Airlines Hanoi, Siem Reap

References[edit]

External links[edit]

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