Noi Bai airport’s domestic terminal to undergo upgrade hinh anh 1Noi Bai International Airport's T1 domestic terminal, which will undergo an 8-month upgrade starting July 11. (Photo: VNA)

 Hanoi (VNA) – Noi Bai International Airport said on July 4 that it will upgrade the domestic terminal (T1) in eight months starting July 11.

The work is estimated to cost nearly 244 billion VND (10.73 million USD), including redecorating, upgrading the electricity system, and opening more bus gates.

It aims to help the domestic terminal increase its annual passenger throughput to 15 million by 2018.

The facility came into operation in October 2001 with capacity of serving 6 million passengers per year.

After an extension in 2013, the capacity hit 9 million, but at the time the terminal had already welcomed 12.8 million arrivals on a yearly basis.-VNA