Airport to get first HCM City flights
|The Quang Nam Province
has invested VND50 billion to build roads, electricity systems and water
supplies for the Chu Lai Airport. — VNA/VNS Photo Xuan Quang
HA NOI — Chu Lai Airport
in Nui Thanh District in the central province of Quang Nam will receive its
first flight in March after a period of airport renovation, said a regional
The first ATR 72 flight
from HCM City is expected to arrive at the airport on March 22, said Pham Vu
Hien, general director of the central region’s airports. The flight will carry
more than 100 passengers to Quang Nam Province.
After the initial flight,
Vietnam Airlines expects to set up three flights per week for each route from
Tan Son Nhat Airport in HCM City to the Chu Lai Airport, and from Noi Bai
Airport in Ha Noi to Chu Lai, Hien said. The flights will take only one hour to
Chu Lai is an important
cargo transport centre for the Dung Quat Industrial Park in Quang Ngai Province
and the Chu Lai Open Economic Zone in Quang Nam Province.
The project to develop Chu
Lai Airport with a total investment of VND84 billion (US$5.34 million) was
divided into two phases. Construction of the terminal, with a capacity of 300
passengers, has been completed under the first phase.
Quang Nam Province, in
addition, has invested more than VND50 billion ($3.17 million) to build road,
electric and water supply infrastructure for the airport and the terminal,
according to the People’s Committee of the province.
The central and Central
Highlands regions from Quang Binh Province to Khanh Hoa Province have nine civil
airports, including the international airport of Chu Lai. The Chu Lai Airport is
one of six international airports in Viet Nam. — VNS