February, 16 2005 00:00:00

Chu Lai Airport to get first HCM City flights

Chu Lai 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 airport official.

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 each city.

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

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