A Vietnam Airlines Airbus A321 carrying Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and government officials made the first touchdown at the Van Don International Airport near the world-famous Ha Long Bay on Sunday morning, marking the opening of the first private airport in Vietnam. Construction of the airport, 50 kilometers away from Ha Long Bay in the northern province of Quang Ninh, began in 2015. The 325-hectare (803 acres) airport, owned by real estate giant Sun Group, costs VND7.7 trillion ($330 million) and can handle 2.5 million passengers a year equivalent to 1,250 passengers per hour. Its parking bay will have place for at least four aircraft by 2020 and seven by 2030. It is expected to focus on services to Northeast Asian destinations like South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and mainland China and Southeast Asian ones like Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and Cambodia. Domestically, flights will mostly be to and from the southern and central regions. The airport now has four … [Read more...] about New Vietnam international airport welcomes first passenger flight
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While Singapore boasts the famous Changi International Airport, Thailand derives huge profits from its Suvarnabhumi airport, and Malaysia from its international Kuala Lumpur airport, Vietnam is now a mere point of call for major European and North American airlines due to lack of a modern international airport. The Vietnamese government has therefore decided to build a new state-of-the-art airport. 40 kilometers east of Ho Chi Minh City, the airport is expected to help ease the overloading of Tan Son Nhat International Airport. Nguyen Nguyen Hung, Chairman of the Board of Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV), said "The rapidly growing Ho Chi Minh City is expected to welcome some 40 million passengers in 2025 and probably 50 million in 2030. The Long Thanh airport project addresses the problem of traffic overload and is part of a national strategy to industrialize and modernize the transportation sector.” Like all modern airports, Long Thanh will have to meet the standards of … [Read more...] about Long Thanh international airport to create growth momentum
The Hanoitimes - With more people than ever flying, cities around the world are building new airports and upgrading old terminals to create facilities capable of handling tens of millions of passengers. Long Thanh International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City has been named among 16 most exciting airport projects under construction or redevelopment people can’t wait to fly into, according to CNN, a US news-based cable and satellite television channel. Long Thanh International Airport. Photo: CNN A new airport to replace the cramped, outdated facilities at Ho Chi Minh City’s exciting airport has been needed for a long time. Built during the Vietnam War, and surrounded by the city, it’s already handling five million more passengers per year than it was designed for. “With a growing number of visitors to the country, and the national carrier, Vietnam Airlines, growing its operations, the government has brought forward construction of a new airport to be … [Read more...] about Long Thanh International Airport among world’s most expected new airports and terminals
Noi Bai International Airport is a critical transport hub of not only Hanoi but also the whole country. The drill in emergency cases has become a NIA’s annual event to review the operational coordination among its relevant bodies in response to security threats for civil aviation activities. This year’s event covered two major stages, including coordination in command and control, and exercise with the use of real forces. As many as 300 participants and 20 vehicles from 20 units of military, public security forces, and NIA, took part in the event. At the scene According to a simulated situation, the T1 domestic terminal was set an explosive trap, warning was generated and forces were mobilized to the scene. During the drill, participating forces coordinated well to ensure safety for air traffic, passengers, and airport facilities. Noi Bai International Airport is the second largest airport of the country in numbers of of flights and passengers. It also … [Read more...] about Emergency exercise held at Noi Bai International Airport
Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) was proposed to do the key civil aviation project components to improve Tan Son Nhat International Airport to 50 million passengers in 2022. The MoT proposed assigning ACV to carry out key tasks at the Tan Son Nhat International Airport project In the document sent to the prime minister on capital mobilisation and the schedule of developing Tan Son Nhat International Airport project, the Ministry of Transport (MoT) said that if the project called for private investment, it would take nearly two years to carry out the procurement procedures to select investors. Accordingly, it is very difficult to improve the capacity of the airport to 50 million passengers by 2022, as the airport is already overloaded. Therefore, the ministry proposed to assign ACV to develop Terminal 3 first in 2018-2020 with the annual capacity of 20 million passengers on the area handed over by the Ministry of Defence. ACV will also develop two components, which, … [Read more...] about ACV to play key role in Tan Son Nhat International Airport expansion?