Cam Ranh International Airport

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Cam Ranh International Airport

Sân bay Quốc tế Cam Ranh
Cam Ranh International Terminal.jpg
Terminal 2 - Cam Ranh International Airport
Airport typePublic / Military
Owner/OperatorAirports Corporation of Vietnam
ServesNha Trang, Vietnam
LocationCam Ranh, Vietnam
Hub forVietnam Airlines
Focus city forVietJet Air
Elevation AMSL40 ft / 12 m
Coordinates11°59′53″N 109°13′10″E / 11.99806°N 109.21944°E / 11.99806; 109.21944
CXR is located in Vietnam
Location of airport in Vietnam
Direction Length Surface
ft m
02L/20R 10,000 3,048 Concrete
02R/20L 10,000 3,048 Concrete
Statistics (2019)
Total passengers9,747,172 Increase18.2%
Source: Taseco Airs[1]

Cam Ranh International Airport (IATA: CXR, ICAO: VVCR) (Vietnamese: Sân bay Quốc tế Cam Ranh) is located on Cam Ranh Bay in Cam Ranh, a town in Khánh Hòa Province in Vietnam. It serves the city of Nha Trang, which is 30 km (16 NM) from the airport. This airport handled 9,747,172 passengers in 2019,[1] making it the fourth busiest airport in Vietnam, after the ones in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Da Nang, and one of the fastest growing airports in the country.

This is the only airport in Vietnam that handles more international passengers than domestic passengers, with international passengers accounting for 70% in 2018.[2] It is the fourth busiest airport in Vietnam.

Cam Ranh Terminal 1 is used for domestic flights and Cam Ranh Terminal 2 (managed by Cam Ranh International Terminal (CRTC) JSC) is used for international flights.

Terminal 1 Main Hall
Terminal 1 Business Lounge


Cam Ranh Air Base[edit]

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.

Cam Ranh Airport[edit]

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 approximately VND 300 billion.

The International Terminal (T2) was officially put into operation on June 30, 2018 after 19 months of construction with a total investment capital of 3.735 billion. Developed and managed by Cam Ranh International Terminal (CRTC) Joint Stock Company, the T2 project came about at a time to inject much needed capacity into the airport operating infrastructure. At the same time, facilities and services were upgraded to match international standards.

Terminal 2 serves more than 80 flights per day at peak season, processing up to 14,500 passengers on a given busy day. CRTC has embarked on capacity enhancement works to further increase its handling capabilities to match to the phenomenal growths. In 2018, T2 serves 21 international airlines with a total of 5.2 million international passengers, the fourth largest airport in Vietnam in terms of international passenger volume.



The airport resides at an elevation of 40 feet (12 m) above mean sea level. The first runway designated 02L/20R with a concrete surface measuring 10,000 by 150 feet (3,048 m × 46 m).[3] The second runway designated 02R/20L was opened in October 2019 with a concrete surface measuring 10,000 by 150 feet (3,048 m × 46 m).[4]

Terminal 1[edit]

A new passenger terminal of Cam Ranh International Airport started construction in 2007 and was inaugurated on 12 December 2009. The terminal covers an area of 14,000 square metres (150,000 sq ft) with a capacity of 800 passengers (600 domestic and 200 international) per hour. It has two aerobridges. [5] The terminal was upgraded between 2015 and 2016, increasing its capacity from 1.5 million to 2.5 million passengers annually.

Terminal 2[edit]

T2 covers a total area of 50,500 square metres (544,000 sq ft), made up of dedicated levels for departure and arrival processing. The terminal building has a unique architecture inspired by the shape of a swallow's nest, native to the Khanh Hoa Province, and the waves of Nha Trang Bay - a signature representation of the South Central Coast. T2 has 4 aerobridges and 10 boarding gates, as well as advanced equipment systems supplied by prestigious international companies.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Cam Ranh was the fourth busiest airport in Vietnam in 2012; it served 1.2 million passengers.[citation needed]

AirAsia Kuala Lumpur–International
Air Busan Busan,[6][7]Seoul-Incheon[8]
Air China Chongqing,[9] Hangzhou[10]
Air Seoul Seoul–Incheon[11]
Asiana Airlines Seoul–Incheon[12]
Azur Air Moscow–Vnukovo
Seasonal charter: Chita, Novokuznetsk, Novosibirsk, Ulan-Ude, Vladivostok (all suspended)
Azur Air Ukraine Seasonal charter: Kyiv–Boryspil (suspended)[13]
Bamboo Airways Can Tho,[14] Da Nang,[15] Hai Phong, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Seoul–Incheon[16]
Charter: Macau[17]
Bangkok Airways Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi[18]
Beijing Capital Airlines Hangzhou
China Southern Airlines Guangzhou
Eastar Jet Seoul–Incheon[19]
Hainan Airlines Guangzhou,[20] Shenzhen[21]
HK Express Hong Kong
Jeju Air Seoul–Incheon
Korean Air Seoul–Incheon
Loong Air Xi'an[22]
Lucky Air Kunming
Nordwind Airlines Moscow–Sheremetyevo
Seasonal charter: Blagoveshchensk, Bratsk, Irkutsk, Khabarovsk, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhnevartovsk, Omsk, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Rostov-on-Don, Vladivostok, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (all suspended)
Okay Airways Changsha
Pacific Airlines Changsha, Guiyang, Hangzhou, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Vinh, Wuhan[23]
Pegas Fly Seasonal charter: Irkutsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Perm, Surgut, Saint Petersburg, Voronezh (all suspended)
Qingdao Airlines Chengdu–Shuangliu,[24] Lanzhou,[25] Nanjing[26]
S7 Airlines[27] Irkutsk
Seasonal: Novosibirsk (both suspended)[27]
Sichuan Airlines Chengdu–Shuangliu, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Xining[28]
Sunday Airlines Seasonal charter: Almaty
Thai AirAsia Bangkok–Don Mueang
T'way Airlines Daegu,[29][30] Seoul–Incheon
Urumqi Air Lanzhou
VietJet Air Busan, Can Tho,[31] Chengdu–Shuangliu, Chongqing, Da Nang,[32] Hai Phong, Hangzhou,[33] Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Kunming, Nanchang, Ningbo, Seoul–Incheon,[34] Shanghai–Pudong, Taipei–Taoyuan,[35] Tianjin, Vinh
Vietnam Airlines Chengdu–Shuangliu, Da Nang, Hai Phong, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Quanzhou,[36] Seoul–Incheon, Shanghai–Pudong[37], Singapore (begins 4 September 2022)[38], Vinh[39]
Seasonal: Beijing–Capital,[40] Chongqing,[37] Guiyang,[37] Hangzhou, Kunming, Moscow–Sheremetyevo,[41] Ningbo,[37] Novosibirsk,[41] Tianjin, Vladivostok,[41] Wenzhou,[37] Wuhan,[37] Yekaterinburg[41]
Charter: Dalian,[42] Shenyang,[42] Taiyuan,[42]Zhengzhou[42]
Seasonal charter: Changchun,[36] Tianjin
Vietravel Airlines Charter: Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City


Sources: Airport,[43] ACV[44]³

Year Passengers
2008 683,000
2011 1,000,000
2012 1,095,776
2013 1,509,212
2014 2,062,494
2015 2,722,833
2016 4,858,362
2017 6,400,000
2018 8,250,000
2019 9,747,172

See also[edit]


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