Van Don International Airport serves first flight
The first calibration flight landed safely at Van Don International Airport in the northern province of Quang Ninh, the first privately funded airport in Vietnam, at 10am on July 11, marking a new milestone in the process of preparing the airport for formal operations.
Scheduled to be officially operational by December 2018, the airport, featuring a 3.6km long and 45m wide runway, will be capable of handling large cargo and passenger aircrafts, and will serve nine flight routes with a capacity of handling 7,000 passenger arrivals per day.
The airport’s terminal covers approximately 27,000 square metres, and is capable of serving 2.5 million passengers annually and up to 1,250 passengers per hour during peak hours in the first phase until 2020. The aircraft landing area is designed to accommodate seven aircraft for the first phase and 15 aircraft for the second phase until 2030.