Da Nang airport to have capacity improved hinh anh 1Part of a new terminal at Da Nang International Airport. Photo: VNA

Da Nang International Airport, one of Vietnam’s three major airports, has asked the government for permission to upgrade its capacity to 20 million passengers a year by 2020 under a revised development blueprint.

Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has assigned the Ministry of Transport to verify and approve the revised blueprint for the airport, which also aims to raise its cargo handling capacity to 200,000 tonnes each year.

In addition, the airport will be expanded to cover about 855.57 hectares, accommodating a maximum of 41 planes.

Da Nang airport caters to travel demand to and from the central Da Nang city and neighbouring areas. It also serves as a domestic transit destination.

Currently, more than 100 flights with approximately 10,000 passengers take off from and land at the airport every day.-VNA