Ca Mau Airport upgrading to be conducted after 2025 hinh anh 1Ca Mau Airport (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) will design a plan to invest in upgrading and developing Ca Mau Airport after the 2021-2025 period, according to a report that the firm has just submitted to the Ministry of Transport.

Do Tat Binh, Deputy General Director of the ACV said that the plan will be based on criteria of the master plan for aviation sector’s development towards 2025 with vision to 2030, the detailed planning of Ca Mau Airport and the plan for re-constructing operating airports for 2018-2025.

The scheme is also based on the real situation of infrastructure system and operations of the airport in the 2012-2019 period and the demand of the market in the 2020-2025 period, he said.

According to the Ministry of Transport, the Ca Mau Airport has a capacity of serving 200,000 passengers a year.

In the 2012-2019 period, before the COVID-19 pandemic broke out, the airport operated stably with 14 flights per week and about 30,000-38.000 passengers per year.

In 2020, due to impacts of COVID-19 pandemic, the airport has only received six flights per week. In the 2021-2025 period, the airport’s throughput is forecast to expand about 4 percent per year to serve about 40,000 passengers in 2025./.