Con Dao airport to be shut over nine months for expansion

VOV.VN - Con Dao airport in the southern province of Ba Ria – Vung Tau will be temporarily closed for nine months to carry out its expansion plan, starting in April 2023, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV).

The expansion and upgrade project, once completed by the end of next year, will enable the airport to receive large aircraft, said the CAAV.

The capital for the project will be sourced from the State budget and businesses. In particular, the investment in expanding its runways to accommodate A320/321 aircraft and equivalent will come from the State budget.

Under the project to be implemented by the Airports Corporation of Vietnam, a terminal will be upgraded in order to receive 2 million passengers a year, or five times higher than the current capacity. In addition, six more parking lots and the airport’s road, drainage and lighting systems will be built and upgraded.

During the closure of the airport, the Ministry of Transport requested that Ba Ria - Vung Tau increase the number of passenger ships to the island to meet the needs of local residents and tourists. The Ministry will coordinate with relevant agencies to deploy helicopter flights during the expansion of the airport.