Con Dao Airport to be upgraded to serve two million passengers per year
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Con Dao Airport handled 447,750 passengers in 2020, up 4.1% compared to 2019. (Photo: Hoang Trieu/nld.com.vn)
NDO - Con Dao Airport in the southern province of Ba Ria - Vung Tau is set to be upgraded, seeing its capacity raised from the current 400,000 to two million passengers per year by 2030.
According to the airport’s adjustment plan, recently approved by Minister of Transport Nguyen Van The, the airport will serve as a domestic airport for both civil and military purposes.
The airport currently operates during the day with a capacity of about 400,000 passengers per year. After being expanded, its capacity will be increased to two million passengers and 4,400 tonnes of cargo per year by 2030.
The airport’s runway will be expanded by 15m in width to operate larger aircraft while aircraft parking at the airport will be doubled to eight aircraft.
In addition, a new air traffic control tower will be built in the east of the passenger terminal and a new terminal is expected to be built to the southeast of the existing one.
The total land use demand of the new Con Dao Airport will be over 181,000 ha, including over 104,000 ha of existing land and about 77,000 ha of supplemented land. Of which, 32,000 ha will be reserved for extending runways when needed.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the airport handled 447,750 passengers in 2020, up 4.1% compared to 2019, while the current number of passengers through the airport is surpassing the airport’s current capacity.
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