Luang Prabang International Airport

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Luang Prabang
International Airport

LP april 2014.jpg
Airport typePublic
LocationLuang Prabang
Hub forLao Airlines
Elevation AMSL955 ft / 291 m
Coordinates19°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
LPQ is located in Laos
Location of airport in Laos
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]


Bangkok Airways Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Chiang Mai[6]
China Eastern Airlines Kunming
China Southern Airlines Seasonal Charter: Shanghai-Pudong
Hainan Airlines Seasonal Charter: Haikou, Shenzhen[7]
Lao Airlines Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Chiang Mai, Changsha, Hanoi, Pakse, Phnom Penh (resumes 1 October 2019),[8] Siem Reap, Vientiane
Lao Skyway Vientiane, Xieng Khouang
Scoot Singapore[9]
Thai AirAsia Bangkok–Don Mueang
Thai Airways
operated by Thai Smile
Vietnam Airlines Hanoi, Siem Reap


  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. ^ "Bangkok Airways plans Chiang Mai – Luang Prabang April 2019 launch". routesonline. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  7. ^ "Hainan Airlines adds Shenzhen – Laos links from Oct 2017". routesonline. Retrieved 31 October 2017.
  8. ^ "Lao Airlines Continues Flights To Phnom Penh". AsiaDMC.Com. Retrieved 27 June 2019.
  9. ^ "Scoot Starts Sale Of Singapore-Laos Flights" (PDF). Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  10. ^ "THAI Smile files proposed new service in S17". routesonline. Retrieved 6 February 2017.

External links[edit]

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