Binh Dinh’s Phu Cat airport to serve international flights hinh anh 1Phu Cat airport (Source: vietnamairport)

Binh Dinh (VNA) – The People’s Committee of the south central Binh Dinh province and the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) on November 30 agreed to start using Terminal 2 of Phu Cat airport to handle international flights.

The terminal will be repaired and have necessary equipment installed, ready to serve international passengers.

CAAV Director Dinh Viet Thang said that the authority will soon submit a document asking for the launching of international flights to and from Phu Cat airport after finishing a survey on airline demand.

Thang asked relevant agencies to adjust plans to handle international flights and open new international routes at the airport, while asking the Binh Dinh People’s Committee and relevant ministries and sectors to expand Phu Cat airport in line with the Prime Minister’s decision.

So far, Vietnam Airlines, Bamboo Airways, and Vietjet Air have taken steps to research the market and its demand for international flights to and from Quy Nhon city.

As scheduled, Bamboo Airways, invested by real estate developer FLC Group, will be the first to launch international flights to and from Phu Cat airport.

According to Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Phi Long, the number of foreign tourists to Binh Dinh has risen over 15 percent each year. The coastal province welcomes more than 200,000 foreign tourists annually.

In 2017, the province received 3.7 million tourists, up 15.6 percent over 2016, and 3.4 million holidaymakers in the first nine months of this year.

Binh Dinh has exerted great efforts to complete the transport infrastructure connecting Quy Nhon city and Phu Cat airport to better serve tourists, he added. –VNA