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Adjustments to Danang Airport approved

Released at: 14:46, 21/08/2015

Adjustments to Danang Airport approved

Detailed planning to 2020 and orientation to 2030 given green light.

by Hoai An

Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has issued guidance on adjusting the detailed planning for Danang International Airport to 2020 and orientation to 2030.

He agreed to assign the Ministry of Transport (MoT) to consider and decide on the detailed planning while waiting for an official decree on the management and operation of airports.

MoT was also directed to check and adjust the overall planning to develop the international and domestic airport then report to the PM for consideration and decision.

Danang International Airport is one of three largest international airports in Vietnam, after Noi Bai in Hanoi and Tan Son Nhat in Ho Chi Minh City. It is the main airport serving the needs of international as well as domestic visitors to Da Nang and neighboring provinces, handling more than 100 domestic and international flights with about 10,000 passengers each day.

Located in central Vietnam, Da Nang is the ideal transit point for international routes from east to west and from north to south in Vietnam. The city plays an important role as a transition point for domestic flights from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to other provinces in the central region and as a gateway to other countries for people in the central region.

According to MoT, the Danang International Airport has an area of 855.57 ha and is expected to reach a capacity of 20 million passengers per year and 200,000 tons of cargo per year, on aircraft including B747, B777, B787, A320, A321, and A350.

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