BINH DINH (VNS) — The Civil Aviation Authority of Viet Nam, central Binh Dinh provincial People's Committee and relevant agencies on Thursday approved adjustments to the Phu Cat airport plan for 2020 with a vision for 2030.
Under the adjusted planning, an 8,500-square-metre passenger terminal, which is able to welcome 1.2 million passengers per year, will be constructed adjacent to the existing one by 2020. By 2030 expansions and upgrades will be made to the existing terminals, increasing its capacity to 3.4 million passengers a year.
Parking areas will house seven planes by 2020 and 10 in 2030, including two positions for heavy transport aircraft such as the B777.
A cargo terminal accommodating 15,000-tonnes-of-goods will be built by 2030.
Phu Cat Airport received 427,000 passengers and 1,340 tonnes of goods in 2014, an increase of 46.7 per cent and 58.7 per cent, respectively, compared with 2013.
The national carrier Vietnam Airlines operates a return flight from the airport to Ha Noi once a day and two daily flights to HCM City. Vietjet Air and Jetstar Pacific operate one daily flight each from Phu Cat Airport to HCM City.
New domestic flights connecting Phu Cat – Hai Phong, Phu Cat – Can Tho and Phu Cat – Da Nang are expected to become operational soon.
The Phu Cat Airport holds an important position in Binh Dinh's socio-economic development strategy. After completion, it is expected to attract more investment to the province and the central region. — VNS