|A corner of Đà Nẵng International Airport, which is an important gateway to the central region. — Photo sacojet.com|
ĐÀ NẴNG — Construction of a new terminal at Đà Nẵng International Airport is mostly completed and a trial operation is scheduled for April 25-28, said Lê Khắc Hồng, General Director of the Đà Nẵng International Terminal Investment and Operation on Monday.
Accordingly, the construction will be officially completed on April 10, followed by check-ups on the next day.
After the four-day trial operation period, the terminal is projected to serve the first flight on May 8. All flights will be transferred to the new facility between May 9 and 15.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam has joined hands with the ministries of Transport and Construction to complete procedures for the new terminal’s operation.
As one of key infrastructure projects in Đà Nẵng, the construction of the international terminal at Đà Nẵng Airport began in November 2015 with a total investment of over VNĐ3.5 trillion (US$154 million).
Upon its completion, the airport will be able to receive six million passengers per year and serve 1,600 passengers in peak hours.
The Đà Nẵng Airport is the third largest international airport in Việt Nam after the Nội Bài International Airport in Hà Nội in northern Việt Nam and Tân Sơn Nhất in the southern economic hub of HCM City. It is an important gateway to the central region. — VNS