Vung Tau Airport

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Vung Tau Airport
Sân bay Vũng Tàu
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Southern Service Flight Company
Serves Vung Tau, Bà Rịa–Vũng Tàu Province, Vietnam
Coordinates 10°22′13″N 107°05′36″E / 10.37028°N 107.09333°E / 10.37028; 107.09333Coordinates: 10°22′13″N 107°05′36″E / 10.37028°N 107.09333°E / 10.37028; 107.09333
Map
VTG is located in Vietnam
VTG
VTG
Location of the airport in Vietnam
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
18/36 1,800 5,906
12/30 692.84 2,273
Sources: GCM,[1] STV[2]

Vung Tau Airport (IATA: VTG, ICAO: VVVT) (Vietnamese: Sân bay Vũng Tàu) is a small airport in southern Vietnam, in the Bà Rịa–Vũng Tàu Province. The airport serves the city of Vũng Tàu and is located near the downtown of the city.

Facilities[edit]

There is a 1,800 m paved runway (as of 2006). The airport is capable of handling small aircraft such as ATR-72 and AN-38.

History[edit]

During the Vietnam War, Vũng Tàu was used as an in-county rest and recreation (R&R) center for U.S. forces operated by the 1st Logistical Command and the airport was used to transport U.S. personnel from their units to the R&R center.[3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

The Southern Service Flight Company provides helicopter services for petroleum exploration and production activities offshore of Vũng Tàu.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Airport information for VVVT at Great Circle Mapper.
  2. ^ Airport information for Vung Tau Airport at Search (for) Travel website.
  3. ^ Kelley, Michael (2002). Where we were in Vietnam. Hellgate Press. pp. 5–542–3. ISBN 978-1555716257.