Phu Quoc International Airport

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Phu Quoc International Airport
Sân bay quốc tế Phú Quôc
Cảng hàng không quốc tế Phú Quốc
Approaching Phu Quoc International Airport.jpeg
View of Phu Quoc International Airport from a landing aircraft
IATA: PQCICAO: 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 10°10′18″N 103°59′28″E / 10.17167°N 103.99111°E / 10.17167; 103.99111Coordinates: 10°10′18″N 103°59′28″E / 10.17167°N 103.99111°E / 10.17167; 103.99111
Website [2]
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
10-28 9,843 3,000 Asphalt

Phu Quoc International Airport (Vietnamese: Sân bay quốc tế Phú Quốc or Cảng hàng không quốc tế Phú Quốc) (IATA: PQCICAO: 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[edit]

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[edit]

All the current flights began on 14 April 2014.[3]

Airlines Destinations
Nordwind Airlines/Ikar Airlines Charter: Novosibirsk
Vietnam Airlines Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Cần Thơ, Rạch Giá
VietJet Air Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City
Jetstar Ho Chi Minh City

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Phu Quoc International Airport to open December 2". Tuổi Trẻ. 1 December 2012. Retrieved 1 December 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Vietnam Airlines capitalises on new Phu Quoc airport". Voice of Vietnam. 3 December 2012. Retrieved 3 December 2012. 

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