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Wattay International Airport
ສະໜາມບິນສາກົນວັດໄຕ
IATA: VTE – ICAO: VLVT
Summary
Airport type Military/Public/Civil Aviation Authority
Operator Military of Laos
Location Vientiane, Laos
Elevation AMSL 564 ft / 172 m
Coordinates 17°59′18″N 102°33′48″E / 17.98833°N 102.56333°E / 17.98833; 102.56333Coordinates: 17°59′18″N 102°33′48″E / 17.98833°N 102.56333°E / 17.98833; 102.56333
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
13/31 9,843 3,000 Asphalt
This article contains Lao text. Without proper rendering support, you may see question marks, boxes, or other symbols instead of Lao script.

Wattay International Airport (IATA: VTE, ICAO: VLVT) is one of the few international airports in Laos. It is located 3 km (2 mi) outside 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.

The head office of Lao Air is on the airport property.


Vientiane Airport Terminal Building
Vientiane Airport Terminal Building

Vientiane Airport Terminal Interior
Vientiane Airport Terminal Interior

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
AirAsia Kuala Lumpur
China Eastern Airlines Kunming, Nanning
Lao Air Samneua, Phongsaly, Xayabouly
Lao Airlines Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Chiang Mai, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City [begins 19 October], Houei Sai, Kunming, Luang Namtha, Luang Prabang, Oudomxay, Pakse, Savanakhet, Siem Reap, Xieng Khuang
Thai Airways International Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi
Vietnam Airlines Hanoi, Phnom Penh

Facilities

  • Banks
  • Bars
  • Restaurants
  • Duty-free shop
  • Post office
  • Shops
  • Internet cafe

Transportation

Access to airport by taxi, car and tuk-tuk. A taxi rank is located outside the main Arrivals Hall.

Accidents and incidents

  • On 24 March 1976, Douglas C-47A XW-TAF and C-47Bs XW-TDF and XW-TDR or Royal Air Lao were damaged beyond economic repair in a storm.


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General Info
Country Laos
ICAO ID VLVT
Time UTC+7
Latitude 17.988322
17° 59' 17.96" N
Longitude 102.563256
102° 33' 47.72" E
Elevation 564 feet
172 meters
Type Joint (Civil and Military)
Magnetic Variation 000° W (01/06)
Beacon Yes
Operating Agency MILITARY - CIVIL JOINT USE AIRPORT
Near City Vientiane
Operating Hours SEE REMARKS FOR OPERATING HOURS OR COMMUNICATIONS FOR POSSIBLE HOURS
International Clearance Status Airport of Entry


Communications
VIENTIANE TWR 118.1
VIENTIANE APP 119.7


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
13/31 9843 x 148 feet
3000 x 45 meters
ASPHALT 062FBWT YES


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME VTN VIENTIANE 122X 117.5 1.8 NM 135.9
NDB WY WATTAY - 389 1.4 NM 134.7


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel Jet A1, without icing nhibitor.

Aviation Gasoline (AVGAS), octane unknown.


Remarks
FUEL (NC-100LL, A1)
OPR HOURS Opr 2300-1100Z, OT PN rqr prior 0900Z.
RSTD No ngt ldg US mil acft.



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