Sunday, May 18, 2008

Vietnam to upgrade central region airports

The Da Nang International Airport
Two central airports will be upgraded to host additional airstrips by 2015 and 2025 according to zoning plans approved by Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai on Tuesday.

Under the plans, Da Nang International Airport in Da Nang City will accommodate a total of 21 airstrips by 2015, and 27 by 2025, while Chu Lai Airport in Quang Nam Province will have 25 landing strips by 2015, and 46 by 2025.

Da Nang and Chu Lai airports will be able to receive four million and 2.2 million passengers a year by 2015 respectively.

The total investment capital to upgrade both Da Nang and Chu Lai airports is some VND15.9 trillion (US$988 million).

Source: Government Web site