|Thọ Xuân Airport’s capacity will be raised from 2.5 million passengers per year to five million in 2030. — Photo youtube.com|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Transport has agreed to upgrade Thọ Xuân Airport in the central province of Thanh Hóa to an international terminal.
The ministry has assigned the Civil Aviation Authority of Việt Nam (CAA) to draw up a plan for the project.
Accordingly, the airport’s capacity will be raised from 2.5 million passengers per year to five million in 2030.
The Airports Corporation of Việt Nam (ACV) has been tasked with outlining an investment plan for the airport.
According to the CAA, Thọ Xuân is one of fastest growing airports in the country. With comprehensive infrastructure and equipment and an internationally standard air traffic control tower, which was put into service earlier this year, the airport can now handle 105,000 flights each year.
In 2017, the Thọ Xuân Airport served more than 850,000 passengers.
Formerly known as Sao Vàng Airport, Thọ Xuân is located in Sao Vàng Town, Thọ Xuân District, 45km from Thanh Hóa City. It plays an important role in aviation transportation and national over-flight protection. — VNS