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Hanoi (VNA) – The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines said on June 29 that it will operate international flights to and from Cam Ranh airport in the central province of Khanh Hoa at the new terminal T2 from this July.

The first international flight landed at the new terminal 5:5am on June 29, which was flight VN719 from China’s Chengdu city.

The three-storey terminal sits on a site of over 50,000 sq.m and is capable of serving 8 million passengers each year by 2030. It is designed to shape like a swallow’s nest – a specialty and symbol of Khanh Hoa.

Vietnam Airlines will run eight counters at T2, with two serving business-class and Sky Priority passengers. The 210 sq.m business lounge area is located on the second floor, serving Golden Lotus members and business-class passengers.

Cam Ranh airport is the main aviation gate to the popular sea resort city of Nha Trang. Last year, tourist arrivals in the city reached 5.5 million.

According to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, Khanh Hoa welcomed over 2.44 million tourists in January-May, up 20.8 percent year-on-year, including 1.17 million foreigners, marking a rise of roughly 50 percent.

Last year, Vietnam Airlines transported more than 730,000 foreign tourists to Khanh Hoa, up nearly 35 percent annually. The figure reached 500,000 in the first half of this year.

Most recently, the airline launched a direct route between Cam Ranh and the Republic of Korea’s Seoul in late March, giving more travelling choices for passengers.-VNA