|The civil aviation zone of Tuy Hoa Airport, which was inaugurated yesterday by the Deputy PM. — VNA/VNS Photo The Lap
PHU YEN (VNS)— Deputy PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc yesterday cut the ribbon to inaugurate the newly renovated Tuy Hoa Airport in the central province of Phu Yen .
With a total investment of VND400 billion (nearly US$19 million) from Vietnam Airlines, the airport now has a 4,000sq.m terminal that can accommodate 300 passengers and two A321 aircraft at a time. It can serve 550,000 passengers per year.
The airport is expected to meet rising demand for air transportation and boost socio-economic development in Phu Yen.
According to Vietnam Airlines, the number of passengers at Tuy Hoa Airport rose 3.5 times and the number of flights serviced by 4 times between 2008 and 2012. The airport welcomed 63,000 passengers last year.
The number of passengers at the Tuy Hoa Airport is expected to increase by 10 per cent this year.
Speaking at the event, Deputy PM Phuc said the newly renovated airport will significantly contribute to the province's socio-economic development, particularly of Tuy Hoa City. The airport will be a major boost for the city's tourism industry, he said. — VNS