$1 Billion Project To Upgrade International Airports

A plan to upgrade three International airports in Vietnam in next three years was announced by Vietnam’s aviation agency. All airports about to upgrade this time are close to popular tourist destinations Ha Long, Hoi An and Hue.

According to Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) report to transport ministry, this project cost VND23.3 trillion (more than $1 billion) to build new passenger and cargo terminals, upgrade runway to receive new and bigger airplanes.

This project focuses on Cat Bi Airport in Hai Phong City which is 73 kilometers from Halong Bay, Phu Bai Airport which very near to Hue’s city center and a small airport named Chu Lai located 77 kilometers from south of Hoi An.

At the moment, Phu Bai and Chu Lai Airport is operated under capacity design meanwhile Hai Phong’s airport will be overload next year.

Vietnam is facing with a lack of airport capacity while the domestic air market continues to grow rapidly and is currently ranked third fastest develop market in Asia Pacific.

CAAV said that in the first 7 months of 2017, more than 55 million passengers were served at airports all over the country. 9.1 millions passengers chosen to travel by airplane in this July alone, peak season of domestic travel, grown 12% compare with same month last year.

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