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Phu Quoc International Airport

Phu Quoc International Airport
Sân bay quốc tế Phú Quôc
Cảng hàng không quốc tế Phú Quốc
View of Phu Quoc International Airport from a landing aircraft
ICAO: VVPQ
PQC is located in Vietnam
PQC
PQC
Location of airport in Vietnam
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Airports Corporation of Vietnam
Location Phu Quoc
Elevation AMSL  ft / 11.4 m
Coordinates
Website
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
10-28 9,843 3,000 Asphalt

Phu Quoc International Airport (ICAO: VVPQ) is an international airport which was completed in 2012 on Phú Quốc Island, 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 (US$810 million) and is planned to be built in phases. The airport is 10 km from the previous Phu Quoc Airport, which it replaced. The airport was initially able to handle about 2.5 million passengers per annum, and 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.[1] The construction was completed in November 2012 and was put into operation on 2 December 2012.[2][3] The Vietnamese government expects the airport to facilitate the arrival of international tourists who are attracted to the island's beaches.

History

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 five years work the airport operated its inaugural flight on 15 December 2012.

Airlines and destinations

All the current flights began on 14 April 2014.[3]
Airlines Destinations
Jetstar Pacific Airlines Ho Chi Minh City
VietJet Air Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City
Vietnam Airlines Can Tho, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Rach Gia, Siem Reap (begins 17 December 2014),[4] Singapore

See also

References

  1. ^ [2]
  2. ^ "Phu Quoc International Airport to open December 2".  
  3. ^ a b "Vietnam Airlines capitalises on new Phu Quoc airport".  
  4. ^ http://airlineroute.net/2014/10/17/vn-pqcsin-w14update2/

External links

  • Official website of Phu Quoc International Airport
  • Official website of Airports Corporation of Vietnam
  • Construction of the Phu Quoc International Airport starts soon
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