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$43mn terminal expansion put into operation at Phu Quoc International Airport

Saturday, December 15, 2018, 17:39 GMT+7
$43mn terminal expansion put into operation at Phu Quoc International Airport
Inside the expansion of the terminal at Phu Quoc Internatinal Aiport, located on Phu Quoc Island off the southern province of Kien Giang, December 15, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre

The Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) inaugurated a US$43-million expansion of the terminal at Phu Quoc International Airport, off the southern Vietnamese province of Kien Giang, on Saturday after more than two years of construction.

The ACV had spent VND1 trillion ($43 million) on the expansion since September 2016 in a bid to help increase the capacity of the airport from 2.6 to four million passengers per year.

Currently, Phu Quoc International Airport is serving nearly 60 flights a day by 17 domestic and international airlines, according to Vu The Phiet, ACV general director.

Phiet complained that the number of passengers surged around 27-47 percent each year.

The airport only served 685,000 passengers in 2013 but it has had to handle 3.4 million passengers, of which nearly 400,000 are international visitors, by 2018, exceeding the designed capacity.

With this terminal expansion, it is expected that from three to five more airlines will open new routes to the airport next year.

Upon the inauguration of the new terminal expansion, the ACV also organized a ceremony to welcome the 100 millionth passenger on a Vietnam Airlines flight from Noi Bai Internatinal Aiport in Hanoi to the airport, located on Phu Quoc – a paradise island.

It is reported that the 99,999,999th passenger was Kawse Hiroyuki from Japan.

The 100 millionth passenger to Phu Quoc Internatinal Aiport is welcomed upon his arrival on December 15, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre
The 100 millionth passenger to Phu Quoc Internatinal Aiport is welcomed upon his arrival on December 15, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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