Cam Ranh International Airport

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For the military use of this facility, see Cam Ranh Air Base.
Cam Ranh International Airport
Sân bay Quốc tế Cam Ranh
Cam Ranh Airport.jpg
2012 image of Cam Ranh airport terminal


CXR is located in Vietnam
Location of airport in Vietnam
Airport type Public
Operator Government
Serves Nha Trang, Vietnam
Location Cam Ranh, Vietnam
Elevation AMSL 40 ft / 12 m
Coordinates 11°59′53″N 109°13′10″E / 11.99806°N 109.21944°E / 11.99806; 109.21944
Direction Length Surface
ft m
02/20 10,000 3,048 Concrete
Statistics (2013)
Aircraft operations 10,278
Passengers 1,509,212
Sources: Airport[1] DAFIF[2][3]
The new international terminal.

Cam Ranh International Airport (IATA: CXRICAO: VVCR) (Vietnamese: Sân bay Quốc tế Cam Ranh) is located on Cam Ranh Bay in Cam Ranh, a town in the province of Khanh Hoa in Vietnam. It serves the city of Nha Trang, which is 30 km (16 NM) from the airport.


Cam Ranh Airport was built by the United States Navy during the Vietnam War, and operated by the United States Air Force for military purposes as Cam Ranh Air Base.

In 1972, the base was turned over to the South Vietnamese government. On April 3, 1975, North Vietnamese forces captured Cam Ranh Bay and all of its remaining facilities. From 1979 to 2002, the facility was used by the Soviet and then Russian Air Force because of a 25-year rent-free leasing treaty.

On May 19, 2004, after major reconstruction, the airport received its first commercial flight from Hanoi. It now handles all of Nha Trang's commercial flights, which previously headed to Nha Trang Airport. In 2007, Cam Ranh was upgraded to an international airport. In December, 2009 Cam Ranh International Airport was opened. The total invested capital is up to about 300 billion VND.


The airport resides at an elevation of 40 feet (12 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 02/20 with a concrete surface measuring 10,000 by 150 feet (3,048 m × 46 m).[2]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Cam Ranh is the fourth busiest airport in Vietnam. In 2012, It served 1.2 million passengers[4]

Airlines Destinations Route
Asiana Airlines Seasonal: Seoul–Incheon International
Azur Air Charter: Irkutsk, Krasnoyarsk, Novosibirsk International
Jetstar Pacific Airlines Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City Domestic
Korean Air Seoul–Incheon[5] International
Nordwind Airlines / Ikar Airlines Charter: Barnaul, Belgorod, Blagoveshchensk, Bratsk, Chelyabinsk, Chita, Irkutsk, Kazan, Kemerovo, Khabarovsk, Krasnoyarsk, Mineralnye Vody, Moscow–Sheremetyevo, Nizhnevartovsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Novokuznetsk, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Perm, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Rostov-on-Don, Saint Petersburg, Samara, Surgut, Tomsk, Ufa, Ulan-Ude, Vladivostok, Yakutsk, Yekaterinburg, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk International
Sichuan Airlines Chengdu International
VietJet Air Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City Domestic
Vietnam Airlines Da Nang, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City Domestic
Vietnam Airlines Moscow–Domodedovo[6]
Charter: Chengdu, Hangzhou, Kunming

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ a b Airport information for VVCR from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  3. ^ Cite error: The named reference GCM was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  4. ^;jsessionid=B0212A785E3614F729776E4D2C9CEEE1.worker2
  5. ^ "Korean Air Converts Nha Trang Service to Scheduled Service from late-Oct 2014". Airline Route. 8 October 2014. Retrieved 8 October 2014. 
  6. ^ Ham Yen/Uyen Phuong Vietnam Airlines opens flight from Nha Trang to Moscow Travel - March 28, 2013, Saigon Giai Phong (English)

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