Wattay International Airport
|Wattay International Airport
|Airport type||Military/Public/Civil Aviation Authority|
|Operator||Military of Laos|
|Hub for||Lao Air
Lao Central Airlines
|Elevation AMSL||564 ft / 172 m|
Wattay International Airport (IATA: VTE, ICAO: VLVT) is one of the few international airports in Laos. It is located 3 km (2 mi) outside of the city centre of its capital, Vientiane. The airport consists of an old and small domestic terminal and a new international terminal. There is a military (air force) installation at one end of the airport.
Airlines and destinations
|Cambodia Angkor Air||Hanoi (begins 25 October 2015), Phnom Penh (begins 25 October 2015)||International|
|China Eastern Airlines||Kunming, Nanning||International|
|Lao Air||Sam Neua, Sayaboury||Domestic|
|Lao Airlines||Ban Houayxay, Louang Namtha, Luang Prabang, Oudomxay, Pakse, Savannakhet, Sayaboury, Xieng Khouang||Domestic|
|Lao Airlines||Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Busan, Da Nang, Guangzhou, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Kunming, Phnom Penh (Suspended), Seoul-Incheon, Siem Reap, Singapore
Charter: Busan (begins 25 July 2015)
|Sky Wings Asia Airlines||Siem Reap||International|
|Lao Central Airlines||Luang Prabang, Pakse||Domestic|
|T'way Airlines||Seoul-Incheon||International |
|Vietnam Airlines||Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Phnom Penh, Vinh||International|
- Duty-free shop
- Post office
- Internet café
The airport has a bonded warehouse building for air cargo passing through the airport. The facility is operated by Lao-Japan Airport Terminal Building Service Co. Ltd.
Access to airport by taxi, car and tuk-tuk. A taxi rank is located outside the main arrival hall.
Accidents and incidents
- On 24 March 1976, Douglas C-47A Skytrain XW-TAF and C-47Bs XW-TDF and XW-TDR of Royal Air Lao were damaged beyond economic repair in a storm.
- "Contact Lao Central Airines." [sic] (Archive) Lao Central Airlines. Retrieved on 21 October 2013. "International Airport, Ban Arkard, Sikhodtabong District, Vientiane Lao PDR"
- "Laos" (Archive). Federal Aviation Administration. p. 2/10. "Ministry of Public Works and Transport Department of Civil Aviation Vientiane/Wattay International Airport P.O. Box 119 Vientiane, Lao PDR."
- "Contact Us." Lao Air. Retrieved on 19 September 2010. "Lao Air Company Asiane Road, Ban Akat, Wattay Airport"
- "XW-TAF Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 15 August 2010.
- "XW-TDF Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 15 August 2010.
- "XW-TDR Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 15 August 2010.
Media related to Wattay International Airport at Wikimedia Commons
- Laos Travel Information Portal
- Vientiane Airport Guide
- Airport information for VLVT at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.