Vinh Airport in the central province of Nghe An hosted a ceremony to welcome the one millionth passenger on October 24, an event marking its growth and dynamic role in the development of Nghe An and the north central region at large.

In proximity to National Highway 1A, the north-south railway system, Cua Lo port and border gates bordering Laos, Vinh Airport is becoming crucial to regional trade and transport with 20 daily flights to and from Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, the central city of Da Nang and the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak’s Buon Me Thuot City, plus four weekly flights to Vientiane, capital of Laos.

The airport is predicted to handle 1.2 million passengers this year.

Under a recent expansion plan worth 800 billion VND (38 million USD), Vinh airport will increase its annual capacity to 2 million passengers.

The Ministry of Transport is working with Nghe An authorities on a master plan to 2030 for Vinh Airport, aiming to turn it into an international airport that will open up new economic prospects for the region./.