Luang Prabang International Airport, Laos

Silkair, Vietnam Airlines, Lao Airlines Lao Skyway, Thai Smile, Bangkok Airways and AirAsia operate out of Luang Prabang International Airport (LPQ).

Main Entrance

LPQ is about 15 minutes to the Luang Prabang city centre. Traffic in Luang Prabang is far from heavy and is home to about 400,000 people. There are about 12 check-in counters in the departure hall and 4 immigration counters. It is a very simple airport, functional but not pretty. Very typical of third-world countries. Washrooms were not the cleanest and they smell. If I had a choice, I would rather not use it.

Unfortunately, the Bangkok Airways lounge at the airport was closed otherwise Priority Pass holders will be able to use them. The lounge is a very simple glass-enclosed ‘cage’, other than that piece of glass separating you from the din outside, there is very little privacy.

 If you are hungry, there is a café at the ground floor serving some simple Laotian delights. There are also numerous shops selling the same Laos goods you will see at the night market. However, I do not think you can bargain here.

There are 4 departure gates at LPQ and as far I can see, there are only 2 aerobridges. Not a very big airport but sufficient for now. There is free wifi at the airport and the connections are stable and quick. Hooking on to their wifi network is also easy too. The whole airport is decked out with seats. You will not have any issues finding some personal space for yourself.

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