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Laos airport can now handle 820% more foreign travelers

Southeast Asian country seeks to boost its status as tourist destination

Wattay International Airport in the Laotian capital has been expanded with loans from Japan. (Photo by Marimi Kishimoto)
Wattay International Airport in the Laotian capital has been expanded with loans from Japan. (Photo by Marimi Kishimoto)

VIENTIANE -- The international terminal of the airport serving the Laotian capital of Vientiane can now accommodate as many as 2.3 million foreign travelers a year, roughly nine times the original terminal's capacity.

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