Lao’s new Attapeu International Airport opened recently following two years of construction. The airport is located in Xaysettha district, approximately 26 kilometers from Attapeu provincial town. At the opening, Lao President Choummaly said the new airport was part of government efforts to develop transport and communications infrastructure in Laos.
Though not yet confirmed, Lao Airlines is considering operating two flights a week between Vientiane and Attapeu. If the plan comes to fruition, the opening of an air route between Vientane and Attapeu is excellent news for travelers with limited time who want to make the journey as the current bus ride takes roughly 36 hours.