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Phu Quoc International Airport off the ground

Update: December, 03/2012 - 10:28

KIEN GIANG (VNS)— Phu Quoc International Airport became operational in the Mekong Province of Kien Giang's Phu Quoc District yesterday.

Built on 900ha in Duong To Commune with a total investment of VND16.2 trillion (US$775 million), Phu Quoc airport can accommodate 2.6 million passengers a year.

The airport, which has a 3,000m by 45m runway is capable of receiving Boeing 777s, Boeing 747-400s and similar aircraft.

The international airport replaces the local airport in Duong Dong Town on Phu Quoc Island.

Airport director Dao Viet Dung said that in addition to existing flights, the new airport would accommodate five daily flights from December 12. It will use Airbus A321s of the Ha Noi-Phu Quoc route to be operated by Viet Nam Airlines.

On the same day, low-cost carrier VietJet Air will launch its HCM City-Phu Quoc route with one flight per day. — VNS

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