Luang Prabang International Airport is located 4 kilometers from the center of Luang Prabang in northern Laos.
Gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage listed Luang Prabang, the city’s international airport is located just 4 kilometers from the centre of town. Currently the airport is only able to accommodate smaller aircraft but after a runway extension programme started in 2011 is completed in 2013 the airstrip will be appropriate for larger aircraft.
The terminal building is rather old looking and somewhat run-down but it is reported to be one of the friendliest airports in the world and the facilities are limited but adequate as it is unlikely you will be spending too much time on stop-over in Luang Prabang. The airport hosts regular scheduled flights for Bangkok Airways, Lao Airlines and Vietnam Airlines.
Eating & Drinking
There is a restaurant located in the car park of the Luang Prabang International Airport so if you are hungry it might pay to eat here before checking in. In the departures lounge you will find one small café in each of the two waiting areas. These cafes serve only basic snack foods as well as coffee, tea, beer and soft drinks.
In the first of the two waiting areas you will find only a small café, an airlines office and the Bangkok Airways lounge. If you are a Bangkok Airways passenger show your boarding pass to the security guard and cross over to the lounge in the second waiting area. Passengers on other airlines will have to wait until their gate opens before crossing into the second waiting area where you will find only one small café and a very small shop selling jewellery and various souvenirs of Laos.
Shopping and duty free
There are no duty free shops at Luang Prabang International Airport only a very small shop in the international departures lounge which sells gem stones, jewellery and some souvenirs of Laos.
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