Vinh air terminal construction underway

(VOV) - The Airports Corporation of Vietnam held a ground-breaking ceremony for a passenger terminal in Vinh city, the central province of Nghe An, on April 26.

The VND800-billion project is scheduled to be put into operation on September 2, 2014 to receive A320s, A321s or ATR72s and serve 1,000 passengers during peak hours.

The terminal was designed by Singapore-US joint venture contractor CPG-PAE that has developed designs and provided consultations for many large airports across the world.

Once operational, it will serve more domestic routes and a number of short-distance routes to Bangkok (Thailand), Vientiane (Laos), Cambodia and Hainan (China).

The current Vinh passenger terminal receives A320s, A321s and Boeing 737-400s.

It is conducting 20 flights per day on domestic routes: Saigon-Vinh-Saigon, Hanoi-Vinh-Hanoi, Vinh-Buon Ma Thuot-Vinh, Vinh-Danang-Vinh.