Con Dao Airport to be closed for upgrade next year
  • |, nld | March 21, 2022 11:52 AM

The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has proposed to the Ministry of Transport and Ba Ria-Vung Tau Provincial People's Committee to close the Con Dao Airport between April and December next year for upgrade work.

Con Dao Airport to be closed for upgrade next year

According to an upgrade plan for Con Dao Airport that CAAV has just sent to the transport ministry, four new taxiways will be built while some runways will be upgraded and expanded. The lighting system will be expanded to the seaside area.

"The taxiways will partly lie in some land that belongs to the military," CAAV said. "Therefore it will take time for site clearance and compensation work."

CAAV proposed the transport ministry and local authorities in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province to consider closing the airport from April to December 2023 and as well as supporting the site clearance and construction work for the airport upgrading.

In the adjusted airport planning by 2030 recently approved by Minister of Transport Nguyen Van The, the Con Dao airport will be upgraded to receive larger code-C aircraft such as: A321ceo, A321neo, A320neo, A319 or equivalent aircraft in order to meet the increasing travel demand at the airport.

The airport is expected to have a capacity of serving 2 million passengers and 4,400 tonnes of cargo per year.

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