Phu Cat Airport in the southern province of Binh Dinh will be ready to serve international flights early next year according to local authorities.
Phu Cat Airport in the southern province of Binh Dinh will be ready to serve international flights early next year. Photo by nld
Addressing a meeting with relevant agencies and and department on December 7, chairman of Binh Dinh Province People’s Committee, Ho Quoc Dung, said that the first international flights are expected to be launched in February or April the latest.
“The old Terminal 2 will be repaired to serve international flights while the currently used terminal is still for domestic flights,” Dung said, adding that necessary equipment and facilities are being completed and connecting roads to the airports are also being built to serve the operation of the international terminal.
According to the official, some local airlines including Vietnam Airlines, Bamboo Airways, and Vietjet Air have taken steps to research the market and its demand for international flights to and from Quy Nhon city.
As scheduled, Bamboo Airways, invested by real estate developer FLC Group, will be the first to launch international flights to and from Phu Cat airport.
According to a report from local authorities, the number of visitors to Binh Dinh has risen over 15 percent each year. The southern coastal province welcomes over 4 million visitors including more than 200,000 foreign tourists annually.
In 2017, the province received 3.7 million tourists, up 15.6 percent over 2016, and 3.4 million holidaymakers in the first nine months of this year.
Binh Dinh has exerted great efforts to complete the transport infrastructure connecting Quy Nhon city and Phu Cat airport to better serve tourists, he added.