Updated  
February, 07 2013 00:00:00

Airport receives first flight

The central province of Thanh Hoa's Tho Xuan Airport received its first passengers on Tuesday. The opening of the airport is to meet travel demands between HCM City and central provinces. — Photo Courtesy of Lao Dong (Labour) Newspaper

HA NOI (VNS) — The central province of Thanh Hoa's Tho Xuan Airport received its first commercial flight on Tuesday lunchtime.

A Vietnam Airlines Airbus A321 carrying more than 190 passengers from HCM City touched down the airport to mark the official inauguration of the route.

Flights are scheduled to leave HCM City at 7.20am and return from Thanh Hoa at 10am on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Travel times will be around 1 hour and 55 minutes.

The opening of the route aimed to meet the increasing travel demands between the two areas, according to the Ministry of Transport.

Tho Xuan Airport has a 3,200m long, 50m wide runway capable of receiving Airbus A320/321 and the larger Boeing 777 and 747.

The airport is located in Sao Vang Town, Tho Xuan District. — VNS

Send Us Your Comments:
Name:
Your E-mail address:
Title:
 

VietNamNews may edit your comments and not all emails will be published.

Highlight

Ha Noi hospital-goers beat heat with free water Ha Noi hospital-goers beat heat with free water

By the time Nguyen Thi Thung, grey-haired and sporting traditional ba ba brown clothes, stops her motorbike near the gates of Ha Noi Cancer Hospital, patients, relatives and street vendors holding empty bottles are already queued up.

Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane

The national flagship carrier Vietnam Airlines held a ceremony on July 2 to receive its first Airbus 350-900 aircraft and announce its upgrade service quality programme and new brand identifying system, marking a major step in bringing the airline into the international arena.

CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security 2    CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security

The Civil Aviation Administration of Viet Nam (CAAV) has issued a plan for better management and prevention of theft of passengers' baggage and cargo, and to ensure aviation security.

Son makes Dad prize wheelchair 1    Son makes Dad prize wheelchair

Le Van Hoa works through his lunchtime at a workshop at the Hue College of Industry every day, despite the extreme heat. He is finalising an electric wheelchair designed for his father who was paralysed in a motorbike accident 12 years ago.

Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien 1    Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien

Nguyen Thi Anh Vien received a Labour Order third class, and a merit certificate from Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Monday.