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$219mn needed to upgrade international terminal at Hanoi airport

$219mn needed to upgrade international terminal at Hanoi airport

Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 16:40 GMT+7
$219mn needed to upgrade international terminal at Hanoi airport
A bird’s-eye view of Terminal T2 at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi. Photo: Airports Corporation of Vietnam

The project on upgrading the international terminal at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi is expected to cost nearly US$219, according to the Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV).

The state-owned ACV has recently submitted a feasibility report on the project, which was made by a consortium of contractors including Japan Airport Consultants (JAC) and Vietnam National Construction Consultants Corporation (VNCC), to the Ministry of Transport for assessment.

Aimed at raising the capacity of Noi Bai’s Terminal T2 to 15 million passengers a year, the project is expected to cost more than VND4.983 trillion ($218.6 million), funded by the legal capital of ACV.

It will be implemented alongside the expansion of the apron and the refueling system at the terminal.

Following the upgrade, Terminal T2 will have an additional 24 check-in counters, 24 automatic check-in counters, 36 check-in kiosks, two luggage conveyors, 15 jet bridges, and 16 aircraft parking guidance systems.

The facility will also have new security screening systems and baggage storage functions for early check-in and transit flights.

Necessary equipment and technology will be added to prepare for direct flights to the United States.

The construction is anticipated to begin in the fourth quarter of 2022 and conclude in the third quarter of 2024.

Noi Bai International Airport consists of a domestic terminal (T1) and an international terminal (T2).

Terminal T1 covers an area of 115,000 square meters and has the capacity of 15 million passengers per year.

Terminal T2 spans 139,216 square meters and is able to serve up to 10 million passengers every year.

By the end of 2019, the number of international arrivals at the terminal had topped 11.4 million, which exceeded its capacity, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam.

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