Vietnam’s first private airport to go operational next month

10:26 | 09/11/2018
Van Don International Airport, Vietnam’s first private airport, is scheduled to begin operations from the end of next month. 
vietnams first private airport to go operational next month
Construction on the VND7.5 trillion (USD340.9 million) airport started in 2015.
vietnams first private airport to go operational next month
The runways are ready for flights.
vietnams first private airport to go operational next month
The airport’s air traffic control tower
vietnams first private airport to go operational next month
Van Don International Airport is estimated to welcome around 500,000 passengers in the first year of operation. There are claims it could welcome 5 million people by 2030.
vietnams first private airport to go operational next month
This is the first airport invested under the form of Build-Operate-Transfer in Vietnam.
vietnams first private airport to go operational next month
In July this year, the airport served the first flight aimed for technical checks.
vietnams first private airport to go operational next month
The airport has 31 check-in counters and seven parking stands for Boeing 787 and Airbus 350.
vietnams first private airport to go operational next month
An airport representative said test operations of different parts of the airport will be conducted before the official opening in December.
vietnams first private airport to go operational next month
The airport’s design is quite similar to Changi International Airport in Singapore.
vietnams first private airport to go operational next month
Quang Ninh’s landscapes are featured inside the airport.
vietnams first private airport to go operational next month
Besides the domestic markets, flights from and to Van Don International Airport are expected to focus on many Asian countries such as South Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and Cambodia.

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