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Does Laos have an international airport?

The answer is Yes. Laos has three international airports: Wattay International Airport in Vientiane, Luang Prabang International Airport in Luang Prabang, and Pakse International Airport in Pakse.

The airport serves as a hub for both domestic and international flights. It offers connections to various destinations in Southeast Asia and beyond, including flights to and from countries like Thailand, Vietnam, China, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, and more.

This airport's IATA (International Air Transport Association) three-letter code is 'VTE,' which you will need to know while flying. Depending on the airline, this code may be printed on your ticket, but you will undoubtedly see it shown on signs when you check in or out.

Given that there are four facilities that serve foreign travelers, knowing the code is critical to ensuring a seamless voyage. Other international airports in Laos include Luang Prabang (LBQ), Savannakhet (ZVK), and Pakse (PKZ), although Wattay International is the largest and most often utilized.

It's easy to be confused because some frequent travelers and locals refer to Wattay as Laos International, Wat, or Laos Wat International Airport - which is why knowing the actual 'VTE' designation is vital.