Pleiku Airport is a regional airport located near the city of Pleiku within Gia Lai Province in southern Vietnam. Pleiku Airport was little more than an undeveloped air strip in December 1962 when it was designated by the Republic of Vietnam Air Force as Air Base 62, it was expanded during the Vietnam War and became a major air base for the VNAF and United States Air Force activities, but never reached the saturation and population proportions of the major air bases of the coastal lowlands. After 1975, it was developed into a civil airport. List of airports in Vietnam Airport information for VVPK at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006. Trip To Pleiku - 2006
Chu Lai International Airport
For the military use of the facility prior to April 1975, see Chu Lai Air BaseChu Lai International Airport is an airport in Chu Lai, Vietnam. It is near the largest city in Quảng Nam Province; the airport is located in Núi Thành District. The airfield was established in the Vietnam War, as Chu Lai Air Base, by the United States Marines; the airport was nearly abandoned after the fall of Saigon, only used irregularly for military flights. On March 22, 2004, the construction of the terminal began and on March 22, 2005, the first commercial flight from Ho Chi Minh City's Tan Son Nhat International Airport landed here; as of 2008, Chu Lai International Airport is the largest airfield in Vietnam in terms of area, covering 30 km². The runway is 3050 m long. To facilitate the travel arrangement to two major towns in the neighborhoods, free shuttle bus services are provided from and to the airport for Tam Ky city and Quang Ngai city; the government of Vietnam has approved an investment plan for this airport.
According to this plan, Chu Lai airport will receive nearly VND 11,470 billion in investment for enlarging its capacity to 25 landing places by 2015 and 46 by 2025. The project will include renovation and new infrastructure, including two runways, 3,800m and 4,000m long, 60 meters wide each, six parking lots and two transit stations. By 2010, existing runways and parking lots will be upgraded; the airport will receive a new signal light system and control station for average sized aircraft, such as Boeing 767s and Airbus A320s. Vietnamese officials hope the airport will be able to handle 4 million passengers by completion in 2025; the airport is projected to become an air cargo transport hub, with 5 million metric tons of cargo per year. In November 2015, a collaboration between Vietnam and New Zealand governments has initiated a project to establish a pilot training school in the Chu Lai Airport; this is projected to train 300 pilots a year in 2020
Can Tho International Airport
Can Tho International Airport Trà Nóc Airport is an airport located in Can Tho in Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. The airport was inaugurated on January 1, 2011 and received US$150 million to build on 20,750 square metres of land, it aimed to be able to process up to 5 million passengers a year. It will serve air travel in the region, boost Mekong Delta's economy, improving defence and international integration. Trà Nóc Airport was constructed during the Vietnam War in 1965 by United States Air Force civil engineering units as a military airfield, which became Binh Thuy Air Base, it was used by the USAF as well as being the Headquarters of the Republic of Vietnam Air Force 4th Air Division until 1975. On 19 April 1969 the VAL-4 Light Attack Squadron began combat operations, flying air support for the Mobile Riverine Force in the Mekong Delta of South Vietnam; the missions included normal patrol, overhead air cover, scramble alert and gunfire/artillery spotting. On 31 March 1972 the squadron conducted its last combat mission prior to its disestablishment on 10 April 1972.
After 1975, the facility was unused later operated as a small regional airport for Can Tho. It was expanded and upgraded to international status, with completion due in 2008; the expansion work of Trà Nóc airport started on 4 January 2006. The project will be implemented in two phases. Phase 1: due to be completed in 2008, work including: improvement of the paved runway, cost estimate: 370 billion VND. Upon completion, this airport will be capable to handle medium range aircraft such as the Airbus A320, A321, the Boeing 767. Phase 2: construction of a new terminal, cargo terminal and other facilities. Cost estimate: 400–500 billion VND; the capacity of this terminal is 2 million passengers per year. The airport is operating at loss. In 2017 the 917th Mixed Air Transport Regiment of 370th Air Force Division in the Vietnam People's Air Force was moved to Cần Thơ from Tan Son Nhut Air Base. List of airports in Vietnam Can Tho International Airport - Official Website Airport information for VVCT at World Aero Data.
Data current as of October 2006. Can Tho Airport - Vietnam Online
Dong Hoi Airport
Dong Hoi Airport is an airport located in Loc Ninh commune, 6 km north of Đồng Hới city, capital of Quảng Bình Province, in North Central Coast of Vietnam, about 500 km South-east of Hanoi by road. The facilities cover 173 ha, on a sandy area, by the coast of South China Sea; the runway approaches near the seashore and nearly parallel to the Highway 1A. The airport, like all civil airports in Vietnam, is owned and operated by Airports Corporation of Vietnam, a state-owned company under the Ministry of Transport of Vietnam, founded when three companies operating airports in the north, the middle and the south of Vietnam were merged on February 28, 2012The airstrip was built unpaved by French colonists in 1930s to serve First Indochina War and was upgraded by North Vietnam as an airbase for Vietnam War. On 30 August 2004, the renovation of this airport began and was scheduled to be completed in 2006 but not until May 2008 was it inaugurated. On May 18, 2008, the airport was put into operation with the first commercial flight from Hanoi's Noi Bai International Airport.
As of March 2015, this is one of 4 commercial airports in North Central Coast, the others are Phu Bai International Airport in Huế) and Vinh Airport in Nghệ An Province, Tho Xuan Airport in Thanh Hóa Province. This airport handled 500,000 passengers in 2017, to its full designed capacity; the airport is estimated to handle 700,000 passengers in 2018. An expansion project is planned to start in the Q4 2018, with the extension of the runway to 3600 m along with one parallel taxiway, capable of serving large aircraft like A350, B787, with two separate international and domestic terminals, with a combined designed capacity of 10 million passengers per annum; the site of the airport was an unpaved airstrip built by the French colonists and used from 1930 to 1954 to launch air raids against Viet Minh forces in the Central of Vietnam and Laotian communist forces Pathet Lao in the Central and Southern Laos during First Indochina War. In Vietnam War, the government of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam consolidated the runway surface of the airfield.
This airstrip was used by North Vietnam as a transit point for air transport of personnel or cargo to the battlefields in the South Vietnam those along the Ho Chi Minh trail. However, during Vietnam War, this airstrip was not the base for North Vietnamese air attack on the United States battleships on South China Sea in an air raid known as Battle of Đồng Hới; the North Vietnamese fighters took off from Khe Gat Airfield near Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park instead. This airstrip was the site Ho Chi Minh landed for his North Vietnamese southernmost visit to Quảng Bình during Vietnam War, he landed here at 8:30 am June 16, 1957 and took off back to Hanoi at 5 pm June 17, 1957, it was the site North Vietnamese prime minister Pham Van Dong and Cuban president Fidel Castro landed for a visit to the newly occupied zone by North Vietnam of Quảng Trị in 1972. General Văn Tiến Dũng landed here before entering South Vietnam for direct command of communist forces in the last period of Vietnam War renowned as Ho Chi Minh Campaign in 1975.
After the fall of Saigon, this airfield was controlled by the Vietnam People's Army but used it for military and flood rescue activities on an irregular basis, the airfield was almost abandoned. In 2003, Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park was listed in UNESCO's World Heritage Sites list; the park contains systems of grottoes and caves, of which Vietnamese and British scientists have so far surveyed 20 with a total length of 70 km. Besides caves and grottoes, Phong Nha has the longest underground rivers, the largest caverns and passageways, the widest and prettiest sand banks, the most astonishing rock formations in the world. Moreover, Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng is rich in biodiversity. At the final conference of the National Council for Cultural Heritage held in Vietnam in 2007, scientists attending the meeting praised the scientific documentation of Phong Nha-Ke Bang park. Accordingly, the park is second to no other national parks listed in UNESCO's world heritage sites as far as biodiversity is concerned.
Since Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park was listed in UNESCO's World Heritage Sites, the number of tourists to this park increased which required air links between this province with other major cities of Vietnam, namely Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. The construction of Dong Hoi Airport was started on August 30, 2004 and was scheduled to be completed by the last quarter of 2007; the estimated cost to build the airport is $15 million, invested by the Northern Aviation Authority of Vietnam, an entity under the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam. The construction schedule of the airport was behind the schedule due to lack of capital from the government, it was scheduled to be completed in February 2008, but there were some pending items, the deadline was extended. According to the next revised schedule, this airport would be completed and opened in 3rd quarter of 2008. Construction of the facilities achieved completion in May 2008; the Prime Minister of Vietnam signed a decision dated May 15, 2008 to put this airport into operation on May 18, 2008.
The first commercial flight originated from Hanoi's Noi Bai International Airport landed at this airport on May 18, 2008, the official inaugural date of the airport. In April 2018, a Vietnamese private conglomerate, FLC Group submitted to the Vietnamese authorities its proposal to expand this airport; the Ministry of Transport of Vietnam ha
Điện Biên Phủ Airport
Dien Bien Phu Airport is located at Điện Biên Phủ in Vietnam. List of airports in Vietnam Airport information for VVDB at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006
Con Dao Airport
Côn Đảo Airport or Cỏ Ống Airport is located on Côn Sơn Island, the largest island of Côn Đảo archipelago off the coast of Bà Rịa–Vũng Tàu Province, Vietnam. List of airports in Vietnam Airport information for VVCS at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006
Phu Quoc International Airport
Phu Quoc International Airport is an international airport, completed in 2012 on Phú Quốc Island, in southern Vietnam. The airport covers nearly 900ha in Duong To village, Phú Quốc island-district, Kiên Giang Province having been built at a cost of around VND 16.2 trillion and is planned to be built in phases. The airport is 10 km from the previous Phu Quoc Airport; the airport was able to handle about 2.5 million passengers per annum, the maximum capacity will be 7 million passengers per annum, with international destinations expected to include Singapore and Sihanoukville International Airport. The airport has a single 3000m runway, capable of handling aircraft like the Airbus A350 and Boeing 747; the construction was completed in November 2012 and was put into operation on 2 December 2012. The Vietnamese government expects the airport to facilitate the arrival of international tourists who are attracted to the island's beaches. Airports Corporation of Vietnam began construction of the airport on 23 November 2008 with an investment of VND 3,000 billion.
It was designed by Singaporean-US design consulting firm CPG-PAE. After four years work the airport operated its inaugural flight on 15 December 2012. Duong Dong Airport Phu Quoc International Airport Guide Official website of Airports Corporation of Vietnam