Phu Bai International Airport to be expanded

Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has assigned the Ministry of Transport to conduct detailed research for the expansion of Phu Bai International Airport in the central province of Thua Thien - Hue.

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Phu Bai International Airport in the central province of Thua Thien - Hue

The airport was built in 1940 and only has one 2.7 km long runway.

Since 2015, passenger rate has grown between 12 and 18 percent each year.
In 2019, the number of passengers using the airport reached nearly two million, 500,000 more than its designed capacity.

The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam is proposing to invest VND1.67 trillion (US$71.5 million) to extend the runway and upgrade taxiways over the next five years.

The aviation authority said the investment does not include the fund for land clearance which would be divided into a sub-project implemented by the locality where the airport based.

The airport is located on National Highway 1A in the province's Huong Thuy town. It plays an important role in the economic, cultural, social and defence strategy of Thua Thien-Hue and the northern-central region and is crucial to promoting tourism in Hue city and the entire central region.

VNA