Luang Prabang Airport Passenger Reviews and Luang Prabang Airport Traveller Reports
LUANG PRABANG AIRPORT customer review : 4 November 2011 by N Sutherland (UK)|
Rating : 8/10
Takes me back 30 years when air travel was actually fun. Nice little terminal 10 minutes from the middle of
town from which does the job well but as the earlier post suggests, bigger things are on the way. Check-In
took two minutes and there's a nice restaurant at the far side of the car park that seems to accept pretty
much any currency.
Luang Prabang Airport customer review : 29 October 2010 by Ron Kuhlmann
Customer Rating : 4/5
A charming airport for a charming place. Given that it is only served by small aircraft, the
facilities are adequate. Accommodating an aircraft with 100+ seats would overwhelm the place. A new
terminal is being built but this is a pleasant recollection of a much simpler time in air travel and
a nice experience.
Luang Prabang Airport customer review : 15 July 2009 by Rob Boyce
Customer Rating : 4/5
Departed from here in July 2009. All items screened before entering the terminal building, and
check in handled quickly and easily. Security staff very friendly and allowed passengers to go
outside the terminal building rather than sit inside. Passport control handled swiftly and
efficiently. As stated previously, the building has seen no improvement work over several
years, but is sufficient for present traffic levels.
Luang Prabang Airport by Ho Mun Hung
26 March 2008 Customer Rating :
A small and unique airport. Arrival is easy, apply for a visa if you need to if not cross the
immigration (can be a bit slow) and collect your check in bag all done in a small hall. Remember to
give the local staff the identification sticker given to you when you check in your bag. Once out of
the hall you can change money but do note only a few major currency is accepted here! If you do not
have anymore to pick you up be prepare to fork out uS$5 for a short 15-30 mins ride into town.
Departure is a bit different from most airports first clear the security, then you can check in and
wait for your gate to open within the waiting area there is only a cafe and airlines office, Bangkok
Airways lounge is located within the arrival area so you will need to show the security personel
your boarding pass to cross over to the arrival area, the door to the lounge is located beside the
security area. Once your gate is open then you can cross the immigration and after that you will be
in another waiting room with a small gift shop which sells mainly gem stones. This waiting rooms
offer you a good view of the planes parking outside the terminal and part of the runway. It might
not be one of the best airport in the world but the airport staff are friendly and helpful, the
immigration officer are reasonable and fair and importantly everything seems to be in good order
althought the airport might look a bit old.
Luang Prabang Airport by Xuess Wee
21 November 2007 Customer Rating :
The airport isn't very big and looked rather old - none of the luxuries of the big International
Airports. You embark and disembark right on the tarmac and walk right into custom clearance. Folks
needing visa-on-arrival will have to purchase 1 there and then. There is only 1 luggage belt in
Arrival. Wait patiently for your luggage before you exit the Arrival Gate. An officer will tear away
your luggage identification tags before you could exit (I suppose it's some security thing) and they
are quite particular about it. Thereafter, you'll exit the Arrival Gate and walk right into a
carpark with a money exchanger on your right. The Departure Hall is just next to the Arrival Hall
but it's bigger with 1 small cafe and 1 very small shop. Remember to pay your Airport Tax and grab a
receipt to show for it before entering customs. The airport is generally served by 2 airlines: Lao
Airlines and Bangkok Airways. It is about half an hour from the Town centre via Tuk Tuk (US$5)
Luang Prabang Airport by G Lazaro
8 May 2007 Customer Rating : n/a
Arrived here on a Bangkok Airways ATR-72 from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi
Airport on an April afternoon. The first thing most people will need to
do after walking off the tarmac and into the small arrivals area in the
terminal is line up for a visa. It takes a few minutes to do the
paperwork, so if you're late coming off the plane, expect to wait about
10-15 minutes. Make sure to have a passport-sized photo and some cash,
preferably $US, ready. After paying the appropriate fee depending on
your nationality and picking up your passport with visa, you'll get your
passport stamped at the next booth. As I mentioned the arrivals area is
very small so you immediately reach the baggage claim area after
immigration. My bags were already off the belt and waiting on the floor.
Passing through customs, you can find your way to the exit where either
your ride is waiting for you or you can head to the taxi counter and pay
a flat fare of 5000 kip (or $US5) for a ride, whether for 1 person or 4
people, to your accomodation in Luang Prabang. For a plane with 50
passengers, it's ok but I can't imagine how they'd be able to handle
more than one arriving flight at a time.
Luang Prabang Airport by Steve Mathers
11 July 2006 Customer Rating : n/a
I agree with the previous correspondent - though I would think that
given the increase in tourism, some money spent on security would not go
amiss. When I was there, the hold baggage screening machine was out of
order, so someone had cut a hole in the wall and we had to pass our
baggage through so that the hand baggage machine could be used! then we
took it back and proceeded to one of the 3 check in desks - 2 were open
as there were 2 flights going out!
Luang Prabang Airport by Hugues Martel
28 January 2005
LPQ airport is relatively new. Facilities are limited but adequate. There is a moneychanger inside
the terminal building. Food is available in the restaurant in the other side of the car park.
On arrival, taxis are available to go to the city but the service is quite expensive (5 US$).
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