Aviation regulator eyes $1 bln upgrade for Cam Ranh airport

Aviation regulator eyes $1 bln upgrade for Cam Ranh airport

Russian vacationers examine in at Cam Ranh Airport, Khanh Hoa Province in December 2021. Photograph by VnExpress/Xuan Ngoc

The national aviation authority is searching for approval to improve Cam Ranh Airport in central Vietnam at a price of VND24.3 trillion (US$1.02 billion).

The proposal submitted by the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam expects the improve to quadruple the airport’s capability to 25 million passengers a yr by 2030.

In 2019, the yr earlier than the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, it obtained 10 million passengers, far increased than its designed capability of 6.65 million.

After Vietnam reopened to worldwide tourism and lifted most restrictions, the variety of vacationers arriving in Khanh Hoa Province, house to Cam Ranh and Nha Trang beach cities, has been on the rise.

The airport has a passenger terminal every for home and worldwide flights and two runways.

In 2019 Khanh Hoa Province obtained over seven million vacationers, half of them foreigners.

It has set itself a goal of 40,000 international vacationers this yr.

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