Wattay International Airport
|Airport type||Military/Public/Civil Aviation Authority|
|Operator||Military of Laos|
|Hub for||Lao Skyway |
|Elevation AMSL||564 ft / 172 m|
Wattay International Airport (IATA: VTE, ICAO: VLVT) is one of the few international airports in Laos and the country's main international gateway, serving the capital Vientiane, located 3 km (2 mi) outside of the city centre. A larger domestic terminal was constructed in 2018 and connected to the international terminal. There is a Lao Air Force installation at one end of the airport.
The airport is in Sikhodtabong District in Vientiane.
The head office of the Department of Civil Aviation is on the airport property. The head office of Lao Air is on the airport property.Lao Airlines is revising flying to Yangon. The largest airplane that is flown to Vientiane is the A330. This is flown by Thai Airways. The largest airplane that has ever visited this airport is the Boeing 747-400, carrying Park Geun-hye - then-president of South Korea - for the 2016 ASEAN summit.
|China Express Airlines||Chongqing|
|Hainan Airlines||Seasonal Charter: Haikou, Shenzhen|
|Jin Air||Seasonal: Seoul-Incheon|
|Lao Airlines||Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Beijing-Capital, Changsha, Changzhou, Chengdu, Da Nang (resumes 29 March 2020) , Fukuoka (begins 18 March 2020), Guangzhou, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Kumamoto (begins 18 March 2020),Kunming, Louang Namtha, Luang Prabang, Oudomxay, Pakse, Savannakhet, Seoul-Incheon, Shanghai-Pudong, Xiangkhoang|
|Lao Skyway||Luang Namtha, Luang Prabang, Oudomxay, Pakse, Phongsali, Sainyabuli, Xam Neua, Xiangkhoang|
|Thai AirAsia||Bangkok-Don Mueang|
|T'way Airlines|| Busan,Seoul-Incheon|
|Vietnam Airlines||Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Phnom Penh|
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 shuttle bus, taxi, car and tuk-tuk. A taxi rank is located outside the main arrival hall. The shuttle bus stop is located outside the international terminal.
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