Tho Xuan Airport (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Ministry of Transport has agreed upon the upgrading of Tho Xuan airport in the central province of Thanh Hoa to an international airport.

The ministry also assigned the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAA) to study and adjust the detailed planning scheme, making it suitable with the master plan.

Accordingly, the Tho Xuan airport’s capacity will be raised from 2.5 million passengers per year to 5 million in 2030.

The Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) was tasked with outlining the investment plan for the airport.

According to the CAA, Tho Xuan is one of the airports that post the fastest growth in the country. With comprehensive infrastructure and equipment, and an internationally standard air traffic control tower, which was put into service earlier this year, the airport now can handle 105,000 flights each year.

In 2017, the Tho Xuan airport served more than 850,000 passengers.

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