Vietstar Airlines proposed to create the detailed planning and develop the expansion project of Tuy Hoa Airport.
|Vietstar Airlines proposes to develop Tuy Hoa Airport |
Vietstar Airlines has submitted a document applying for approval from the Ministry of Transport to mobilise foreign consultancy units to draw up the overall planning and build a detailed design for the expansion of Tuy Hoa Airport.
Pham Trinh Phuong, chairman of Vietstar Airlines, currently owns a number of hangars at Tan Son Nhat International Airport that provide maintenance services for domestic carriers. The company also proposed a dual-purpose terminal at Tan Son Son International Airport with the capacity of 10 million passengers a year.
In this February, the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam requested the Ministry of Transport to approve the plan to adjust the planning of Tuy Hoa Airport with the investment cost of VND2.5 billion ($108,700).
It is expected that after the adjustment is completed, the airport will be able to handle 3 million passengers a year by 2030 and can welcome airplanes of the type Boeing B747 and B777 as well as Airbus A321/320.
In October, Vietjet requested the Ministry of Transport and Phu Yen People’s Committee to authorise it to finance the adjustment of Tuy Hoa Airport
Accordingly, Vietjet would study and adjust the planning of Tuy Hoa Airport until 2030, with a vision to 2050. The company would re-evaluate the approved planning in 2007 and adjust expenditure plans to be in line with the development orientation of the national airport system. After the detailed adjustment of Tuy Hoa Airport, Vietjet will hand over the document to the government without any conditions.
Previously, from 2016, Vietjet proposed Phu Yen People’s Committee to approve the policy of investment in upgrading Tuy Hoa Airport. It aims to help the province achieve rapid socioeconomic development, especially a surge in travel and tourism demand.
Tuy Hoa is a level 4C airport and level 1 military airport, with a capacity of 100,000 passengers and 1,000 tonnes of cargo per year. By 2025, the airport will accommodate 300,000 passengers and 2,000 tonnes of cargo per year.