Tho Xuan Airport plans to serve 5 million passengers per year hinh anh 1Tho Xuan airport (Photo:

Hanoi (VNA) - The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) is planning to increase the capacity of Tho Xuan Airport in the central province of Thanh Hoa to 5 million passengers by 2030.

The CAAV has submitted a detailed planning scheme for the development of the airport by 2030 with a vision toward 2050 that includes the plan to the Ministry of Transport for approval.

The CAAV said the airport’s capacity has grown significantly in recent years, leaving behind its previous growth predictions. However, the last plan set for Tho Xuan was approved in 2013 and modified in 2014.

According to the newly submitted document, by 2030, Tho Xuan will be an international airport while its passenger and goods capacity will be respectively raised to 5 million and 25,000 tonnes per year.

The Tho Xuan Airport served 90.929 passengers in 2013 when it received its first flight. The number soared to 1 million in 2019.

Formerly known as Sao Vang Airport, the airport is located in Sao Vang town, Tho Xuan district, 45 kilometres from Thanh Hoa city. It plays an important role in aviation transportation and national overflight protection./.