Vietnam to be served by 28 airports by 2030
Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has signed off on Decision No.236/QD-TTg for approval of readjustments to the development plan for aviation transport by 2020 with a view towards 2030.
Airplanes at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi (Photo: VNA)
Accordingly, by 2030, Vietnam’s aviation transport market will strive to be among the top 4 ASEAN countries in terms of transport volume with three regional air passenger and freight transport centres.
Specifically, the total passenger transport market will increase by an average of 16% every year from 2015 to 2020 and 8% for each year during the 2020-2030 period.
Meanwhile, the total freight transport market will increase by an average of 18% annually from 2015 to 2020 and 12% from 2020 to 2030.
The transport capacity of Vietnamese airlines by 2020 is set to reach 64 million passengers and 570 thousand tonnes of cargo, rising to around 131 million passengers and 1.7 million tonnes of cargo by 2030.
Regarding plans for the airport network, by 2020 there will be 23 airports comprising 13 domestic and 10 international airports.
There are four international airports (Noi Bai, Van Don, Cat Bi, Vinh) and three domestic airports (Dien Bien, Tho Xuan, Dong Hoi) in the North region, three international airports (Phu Bai, Da Nang, Cam Ranh) and four domestic airports (Chu Lai, Pleiku, Phu Cat, Tuy Hoa) in the Central, and three international (Tan Son Nhat, Can Tho, Phu Quoc) and six domestic airports (Buon Ma Thuot, Lien Khuong, Phan Thiet, Con Dao, Rach Gia, Ca Mau) in the South.
By 2030, the system will incorporate 28 airports with 15 domestic and 13 international airports./.