Luang Prabang International Airport

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Luang Prabang
International Airport

ສະຫນາມບິນສາກົນຫຼວງພະບາງ
LP april 2014.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 (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]

Passenger[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Bangkok Airways Chiang Mai (begins 28 March 2016),[1] Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi
China Eastern Airlines Jinghong, Kunming
Lao Airlines Ban Hat Tai, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Chiang Mai, Hanoi, Jinghong, Pakse, Seoul-Incheon, Siem Reap, Singapore, Vientiane
Thai Airways International Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi
Thai AirAsia Bangkok-Don Mueang (begins 26 March 2016)[2]
Vietnam Airlines Hanoi, Siem Reap

References[edit]

External links[edit]

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