Can Tho International Airport

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Can Tho International Airport
Sân bay Quốc tế Cần Thơ
Nha Ga HK CHKQT Can Tho 2.jpg
IATA: VCAICAO: VVCT
VCA is located in Vietnam
VCA
VCA
Location of airport in Vietnam
Summary
Operator Southern Airports Authority
Location Can Tho
Elevation AMSL 9 ft / 3 m
Coordinates 10°05′07″N 105°42′43″E / 10.08528°N 105.71194°E / 10.08528; 105.71194Coordinates: 10°05′07″N 105°42′43″E / 10.08528°N 105.71194°E / 10.08528; 105.71194
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
06/24 9,843 3,000 Asphalt
For the military use of the facility during the Vietnam Wars, see Binh Thuy Air Base
Can Tho International Airport
Inside the terminal of the Can Tho International Airport

Can Tho International Airport [1] (IATA: VCAICAO: VVCT) (Vietnamese: Sân bay Quốc tế Cần Thơ), formerly Trà Nóc Airport is located in Can Tho in Mekong Delta region of Vietnam.

The airport has been inaugurated on January 1, 2011 and disbursed US$150 million for built on 20,750 square metres (223,400 sq ft) of land, will process up to 5 million passengers a year. It will serve air travel in the region, boost Mekong Delta's economy, improving defence, security and international integration.[2]

History[edit]

Trà Nóc Airport was originally constructed during the Vietnam War in 1965 by United States Air Force (USAF) civil engineering units as a military airfield. It was used by the USAF as well as being the Headquarters of the Republic of Vietnam Air Force (VNAF) 4th Air Division until 1975.

After 1975, the facility was initially unused, then later operated as a small regional airport for Can Tho. It was expanded and upgraded to international status, with completion due in 2008.

Upgrading of Trà Nóc airport[edit]

The expansion work of Trà Nóc airport started in 4 January 2006. The project will be implemented in two phases, covering an area of 85.04 ha.

  • Phase 1: due to be completed in 2008, work including: improvement of the paved runway (2,400 m x 45 m), apron (27,491 m2), cost estimate: 370 billion VND ($ 23 million). Upon completion, this airport will be capable to handle medium range aircraft like A320, A321, B767.
  • Phase 2: construction of a terminal (19,000 m2), cargo terminal and other facilities. Cost estimate: 400–500 billion VND ($25 to 31 million). The capacity of this terminal is 2 million passengers per year.

Airlines and Destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
VietJet Air Da Nang, Hanoi (begins 17 October 2014)
Vietnam Airlines Hanoi, Phu Quoc
Lunar New Year Charter:[3][4] Taipei-Taoyuan, Taichung, Kaohsiung
VASCO Con Dao

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