Luang Prabang International Airport

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Luang Prabang
International Airport

LP april 2014.jpg


LPQ is located in Laos
Location of airport in Laos
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
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.


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 Jinghong,[1] Kunming[2] International
Lao Airlines Vientiane, Ban Hat Tai, Pakse Domestic
Lao Airlines Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Chiang Mai, Hanoi, Jinghong, Seoul-Incheon, Siem Reap, Singapore International
Thai Airways International Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi International
Vietnam Airlines Hanoi, Siem Reap International


  1. ^ "China Eastern Adds Jinghong - Luang Prabang Service from late-July 2015". 22 June 2015. Retrieved 22 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "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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