New airport terminal in Đà Nẵng officially opens

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Update: May, 20/2017 – 07:00

Passengers check-in at Đà Nẵng International Airport’s new terminal yesterday. — VNS Photo Lê Lâm
ĐÀ NĂNG — After 18 months of construction, Đà Nẵng International Airport officially launched its new terminal at a ceremony held yesterday.

The project is a key part of preparations for the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) Summit, which will be hosted in the city this November.

The new terminal, which covers an area of 21,000sq.m, with total investment of VNĐ3.5 trillion (US$155 million), offers 82 counters for check-in, check-out, migration and immigration, as well as 10 boarding gates that will accommodate six million passengers per year, and serve 1,600 passengers at peak hours.

General Director of the Đà Nẵng International Terminal Investment and Operation, Lê Khắc Hồng said the introduction of the new terminal would help ease the overloading that occurred at the old terminal.

He said that Đà Nẵng Airport is already overloaded with an estimated 6.5 million arrivals per year.

“The new terminal will have seven more hangars bringing the total to 21, an upgraded runaway and a landing area for backed-up flights in the near future,” Hồng said.

The city’s airport is now the third largest airport in Việt Nam, after Nội Bài International Airport in Hà Nội and Tân Sơn Nhất in the southern economic hub of HCM City. It is an important gateway to the central and Central Highlands region.

The airport accommodates 150 flight arrivals and departures, 15,000 passengers and about 50 tonnes of cargo every day. An additional cargo terminal is also planned which would add 16,000 tonnes of cargo capacity.

Last week, national carrier Vietnam Airlines and budget Jetstar Pacific Airlines began using the new terminal for their international flights.

Last year, the Government allocated VNĐ400 billion (US$17.9 million) from the central government budget to support Đà Nẵng’s preparations to host the 2017 APEC Summit.

Last month, the city also started a countdown to the 2017 APEC Summit in Đà Nẵng.

As planned, the city will host heads of state and CEOs from 21 member nations during the week of November 5 to 11. — VNS

 

 

 

The new terminal at Đà Nẵng International Airport is put into operation after 18 months of construction. — VNS Photo Lê Lâm
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About Trần Đình Hoành

I am an attorney in the Washington DC area, with a Doctor of Law in the US, attended the master program at the National School of Administration of Việt Nam, and graduated from Sài Gòn University Law School. I aso studied philosophy at the School of Letters in Sài Gòn. I have worked as an anti-trust attorney for Federal Trade Commission and a litigator for a fortune-100 telecom company in Washington DC. I have taught law courses for legal professionals in Việt Nam and still counsel VN government agencies on legal matters. I have founded and managed businesses for me and my family, both law and non-law. I have published many articles on national newspapers and radio stations in Việt Nam. In 1989 I was one of the founding members of US-VN Trade Council, working to re-establish US-VN relationship. Since the early 90's, I have established and managed VNFORUM and VNBIZ forum on VN-related matters; these forums are the subject of a PhD thesis by Dr. Caroline Valverde at UC-Berkeley and her book Transnationalizing Viet Nam. I translate poetry and my translation of "A Request at Đồng Lộc Cemetery" is now engraved on a stone memorial at Đồng Lộc National Shrine in VN. I study and teach the Bible and Buddhism. In 2009 I founded and still manage dotchuoinon.com on positive thinking and two other blogs on Buddhism. In 2015 a group of friends and I founded website CVD - Conversations on Vietnam Development (cvdvn.net). I study the art of leadership with many friends who are religious, business and government leaders from many countries. In October 2011 Phu Nu Publishing House in Hanoi published my book "Positive Thinking to Change Your Life", in Vietnamese (TƯ DUY TÍCH CỰC Thay Đổi Cuộc Sống). In December 2013 Phu Nu Publishing House published my book "10 Core Values for Success". I practice Jiu Jitsu and Tai Chi for health, and play guitar as a hobby, usually accompanying my wife Trần Lê Túy Phượng, aka singer Linh Phượng.

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