El Alto International Airport (LPB)

El Alto International Airport

El Alto International Airport is the highest international airport in the world, located in El Alto, Bolivia, at an elevation of 4,061.5 meters (13,325 feet) above sea level. It serves as the main airport for the city of La Paz, the administrative capital of Bolivia.

The airport was first opened in 1929, but it was not until the 1960s that it was modernized and expanded to accommodate larger aircraft. In recent years, the airport has undergone a number of renovations, including the construction of a new terminal and the installation of new air traffic control equipment.

General Information about El Alto Airport

The following table is an overview of LPB Airport indicated below:

AirportEl Alto International Airport
Airport TypePublic / Military
OwnerGovernment of Bolivia
OperatorNavegación Aérea y Aeropuertos Bolivianos (NAABOL)
ServesLa Paz, Bolivia
Hub forLínea Aérea Amaszonas
El Alto Airport CodeLPB
El Alto Airport TerminalsTwo terminals
LPB Airport Runway2
LPB Airport Coordinates16°30′48″S 068°11′32″W
Contact Number+591 2 2157300
El Alto Airport AddressHuascar 204, El Alto, Bolivia
Elevation4,061.5 m / 13,325 ft

El Alto Airport Code

El Alto Airport code is LPB. This three-letter IATA code is based on the name of the airport itself. 


El Alto Airport Map

The LPB Airport location Map is a useful tool for finding your way around the airport, and for planning your journey.

El Alto International Airport Runway

LPB Airport has two active runways.

NameLength (mtr)Length (ft)Surface

El Alto Airport Terminal

El Alto International Airport has two terminals: the international terminal and the domestic terminal.

  • The International terminal is the largest of the two and has twenty-one gates. It handles all international flights to and from Bolivia. The terminal has a variety of amenities, including shops, restaurants, and cafes.
  • The Domestic terminal has five gates and handles all domestic flights within Bolivia. The terminal is smaller and has fewer amenities than the international terminal.

Nearest Airports to El Alto International Airport 

Some of the International and Domestic airports near LPB.

  • Juan Mendoza – 219 km
  • Inca Manco Cápac International Airport – 301 km
  • Jorge Wilstermann International Airport – 375 km
  • Rurrenabaque Airport – 435 km
  • Chacalluta International Airport – 476 km
  • Coronel FAP Carlos Ciriani Santa Rosa International Airport – 510 km
  • Rodríguez Ballón International Airport – 555 km

Airlines Operating from El Alto Airport

The following airlines operate from El Alto International Airport:

  • Avianca
  • Boliviana de Aviación
  • EcoJet
  • LATAM Chile
  • LATAM Perú

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