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The Southeast Asian nation of Laos does not have many international airports, but Wattay International Airport (VTE) is one of the country's most important air gateways. Annual passenger traffic for this airport situated just three kilometres west of Vientiane, the national capital of Laos, in the city's Sikhodtabong District.Don’t Miss
Lao Air and the country's civil aviation department both have their head offices at Wattay International Airport (VTE), which consists of a newer international terminal as well as a smaller and older domestic terminal. The airport was expanded in 2012 to increase the size of its single asphalt paved runway, which can now handle 10 large aircraft at once instead of just five.
The cities which passengers can reach directly from Wattay International Airport (VTE) are situated throughout Southeast Asia and even as far away as Seoul, South Korea. Jet bridges connect aircraft to the airport's immigration and customs areas. A separate Wattay International Airport (VTE) cargo terminal was constructed in 2011.
Currency exchange counters, passenger lounges, information desks, a post office, ATMs, an internet café, and banks are some of the amenities passengers can use at the Wattay International Airport (VTE) terminals. Ground transportation options include automobiles, taxis, and even tuk-tuks.Restaurants and Bars
The Wattay International Airport (VTE) international terminal contains most of the airport's places to eat and drink. One of the major restaurants situated on the international terminal's third floor serves light snacks and meals, while the other third-floor restaurant serves larger Laotian and international meals.Shopping
The limited shopping options at Wattay International Airport (VTE) include a couple of souvenir shops as well as some duty-free shops operated by Laos Duty Free. Sweets, alcohol, tobacco, cosmetics, and perfumes are some of the duty-free items passengers can stock up on during their Wattay International Airport (VTE) stay.