Luang Prabang International Airport

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Luang Prabang
International Airport

ສະຫນາມບິນສາກົນຫຼວງພະບາງ
LP april 2014.jpg
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Government
Location Luang Prabang
Hub for Lao Airlines
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
Location of airport in Laos
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
06/24 7,218 2,200 Asphalt[1]

Luang Prabang International Airport (Lao: ສະຫນາມບິນສາກົນຫຼວງພະບາງ), (IATA: LPQ, ICAO: VLLB) is one of the few international airports in Laos. The airport is located about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) from the centre of Luang Prabang.[2] The second busiest airport in the country, it is a regional hub for international flights to Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Siem Reap and other cities such as Vientiane and Phongsaly.[3] The airport underwent significant expansion work in 2012-3, when it was upgraded and expanded,[4][5] and the runway enlarged.[3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
China Eastern Airlines Kunming
Bangkok Airways Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi
Hainan Airlines Haikou, Shenzhen[6]
Lao Airlines Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Chiang Mai, Chengdu, Hanoi, Jinghong, Pakse, Siem Reap, Vientiane
Lao Skyway Vientiane, Xieng Khouang
SilkAir Singapore
Thai AirAsia Bangkok–Don Mueang
Thai Airways
operated by Thai Smile
Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi[7]
Vietnam Airlines Hanoi, Siem Reap

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Luang Prabang Airport Quick Facts". Luang Prabang Airport Guide. Retrieved 14 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Burke, Andrew; Vaisutis, Justine (2007). Laos. Lonely Planet. p. 156. ISBN 978-1-74104-568-0. 
  3. ^ a b Labadi, Sophia; Logan, William (23 October 2015). Urban Heritage, Development and Sustainability: International Frameworks, National and Local Governance. Taylor & Francis. p. 43. ISBN 978-1-317-54164-6. 
  4. ^ Williams, China; Bloom, Greg (1 May 2012). Lonely Planet Southeast Asia. Lonely Planet. p. 772. ISBN 978-1-74321-316-2. 
  5. ^ Aves, Edward (3 November 2014). The Rough Guide to Laos. Rough Guides Limited. p. 132. ISBN 978-0-241-01451-6. 
  6. ^ "Hainan Airlines adds Shenzhen – Laos links from Oct 2017". routesonline. Retrieved 31 October 2017. 
  7. ^ "THAI Smile files proposed new service in S17". routesonline. Retrieved 6 February 2017. 

External links[edit]

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