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
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Airports Corporation of Vietnam
Location Phu Quoc
Elevation AMSL 37.4 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 http://phuquocairport.vn/
Map
PQC/VVPQ is located in PhuQuoc
PQC/VVPQ
PQC/VVPQ
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
10-28 9,843 3,000 Asphalt
Statistics
Passenger movements (2017) 2,680,000
Airfreight movements (tonnes) (Jan-Nov 2017) 16,253 Increase 11.46%
Source: PQIA[1]

Phu Quoc International Airport (Vietnamese: Sân bay quốc tế Phú Quốc or Cảng hàng không quốc tế Phú Quốc) (IATA: PQC, ICAO: VVPQ) is an international airport which was completed in 2012 on Phú Quốc Island, in 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.[2] The construction was completed in November 2012 and was put into operation on 2 December 2012.[3][4] 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]

AirlinesDestinations
AirAsia Kuala Lumpur–International (begins 2 November 2018)[5]
Bangkok Airways Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi[6]
China Eastern Airlines Seasonal: Kunming
China Southern Airlines Guangzhou[7]
Donghai Airlines Seasonal: Shenzhen
Jetstar Pacific Airlines Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi
Seasonal Charter: Wenzhou, Kunming
Lucky Air Seasonal: Kunming[8]
Neos Seasonal: Milan-Malpensa, Yangon (begins 30 October 2018)[9]
Royal Flight Seasonal Charter: Irkutsk, Krasnoyarsk, Novosibirsk, Moscow, Yekaterinburg
TUI Airways Seasonal: London–Gatwick[10]
Seasonal charter: Copenhagen, Helsinki,[11][12] Lulea, Stockholm-Arlanda[13]
VietJet Air Hai Phong, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City
Seasonal Charter: Chengdu, Hangzhou, Ningbo
Vietnam Airlines Can Tho, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Shanghai-Pudong,[14] Siem Reap, Wenzhou[15]
Charter: Chengdu, Kunming, Seoul-Incheon, Wuxi

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