Noi Bai Airport expected to receive 100 million passengers per year

Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019 14:44

A corner of Noi Bai International Airport. The airport is expected to receive 100 million passengers annually. — Photo

Noi Bai International Airport will be expanded to serve 100 million passengers annually, becoming more suitable to the development space of Ha Noi and minimising impact on surrounding planning.

This instruction was recently given by Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung at a meeting with relevant ministries and localities discussing methods for adjustment planning of Noi Bai Airport.

Dung required the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam to further co-operate with ADPi, an airport architecture and technical design consulting company of France, to complete methods for Noi Bai Airport’s adjustment planning soon and select the final plan.

Dung said the selected plan must ensure the capacity scale to serve 100 million passengers per year, ensuring efficient operation in line with the aviation technology's advanced development trends.

“It’s needed to minimise the expansion to the area, where will be compensated, especially residential land, ensuring favourable conditions for site clearance and lowest investment costs,” Dung said.

"The expanded airport will be consistent with the development space of Ha Noi, protecting environment, national defence and security,” he added.

The Deputy Prime Minister requested the Ministry of Transport to propose a master plan for the transport system to connect with roads and railways as well as building a proper transport system around Noi Bai Airport.

The expansion of Noi Bai Airport is needed as the volume of passengers has increased rapidly in recent years. In 2018, the airport received 25.9 million passengers, exceeding the previous planning with 13.1 million passengers expected. — VNS

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