|Tuy Hòa Airport. — Photo easyfly.club|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Ural Airlines, Russia’s fourth largest carrier, has proposed an air route connecting Russia with the south central province of Phú Yên, baodautu.vn reported.
The carrier has submitted this proposal to the Civil Aviation Authority of Việt Nam, the Ministry of Transport and the Phú Yên People’s Committee, the online newspaper cited Nguyễn Bá Khải, deputy head of the provincial Transport Department as saying.
According to Khải, four flights will be deployed on the route each week. The proposed flight will be transited via China before landing at Tuy Hòa Airport in the province.
Phạm Ngọc Kình, director of Tuy Hòa Airport suggested airlines and tour operators from both Việt Nam and Russia effectively co-operate in attracting Russian tourists to the Southeast Asian country via Tuy Hòa Airport in the near future.
The Airports Corporation of Việt Nam is developing a plan to widen Tuy Hòa Airport and build a new terminal with a capacity of 2.5 million passengers per year in the period 2020-25.
Last year more than 337,000 passengers arrived at Tuy Hòa Airport, equaling 61 per cent of its present capacity.
By 2020, the capacity of Tuy Hòa Airport will reach 600,000 passengers per year, and by 2030 will be three million per year, according to the scheme to develop airway transport by 2020, which has been approved by Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc.
At a recent investment promotion conference in the locality, Nguyễn Mạnh Hùng, vice president of Vietjet has suggested the development of a terminal which will be able to serve four million passengers annually. — VNS