Van Don International Airport meets requirements for open in December

Monday, Dec 10, 2018 14:22

The State Check and Acceptance Board inspects a operation room at Van Don International Airport. — Photo

The first private airport in Viet Nam had met all required standards and was ready to be put into operation as scheduled in December, according to the State Check and Acceptance Board.

After checking Van Don International Airport on Saturday, the board said that work had been completed, meeting the design quality and technical standards to be fully eligible for operation.

Deputy Minister of Construction Le Quang Hung urged the developers to complete relevant procedures early to put the airport into operation at the end of this month.

Vu Van Dien, deputy chairman of Quang Ninh Province’s People’s Committee, said that Van Don International Airport played a significant role in the northern province’s socio-economic development in general and the development of the northeast region in particular.

Dien said that Quang Ninh was developing policies to attract tourists to the northern province by air as well as co-operating with the airport’s developers to promote flights connecting the province.

Several domestics carriers are planning to launch flights to Van Don International Airport.

Vietnam Airlines will open a daily route connecting HCM City and Quang Ninh Province on December 30.

Vietjet plans to launch routes to and from Van Don International Airport in January 2019.

Construction started in March 2016 with total investment of around VND7 trillion (US$304.5 million). The airport is expected to receive 500,000 passenger arrivals/departures in the first year of operation.

The airport is designed to receive 2.5 million passengers in the first phase and 5 million by 2030. — VNS

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