Vietnam set to have 28 airports by 2030
The country is projected to have 28 airports nationwide, including 14 international ones, by the year 2030, according a draft master plan on developing local airports for the 2021 to 2030 period, with a vision towards 2050.
Under the details of the plan, which has been submitted to Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh for approval, the airports will serve approximately 275.9 million passengers and handle some 4.1 million tonnes of cargo annually.
The Ministry of Transport will seek to prioritise investments in some major airports such as Noi Bai in Hanoi and Tan Son Nhat in Ho Chi Minh City, whilst also upgrading and effectively utilising the present 22 airports and building six others, namely Long Thanh, Na San, Lai Chau, Sa Pa, Quang Ninh, and Phan Thiet.
By 2050, the number of airports nationwide is expected to rise to 31, including 14 international ones. PM Chinh has therefore asked the Ministry of Transport to review the planning of Da Nang and Chu Lai airports in order to avoid the wastefulness of resources, whilst quickly finalising the planning scheme for approval.