Phu Quoc International Airport

Phu Quoc International Airport (Vietnamese: Sân bay quốc tế Phú Quốc or Cảng hàng không quốc tế Phú Quốc) (IATA: PQC, ICAO: VVPQ) is an international airport that serves Phú Quốc Island, in southern Vietnam. The airport covers nearly 900 hectares of land area in Dương Tơ, situated outside of the city premises. It is built at a cost of around VND 16.2 trillion (US$810 million) and is planned to be built in phases. The airport is 10 km from the previous Phu Quoc Airport, which it replaced. The airport was initially able to handle about 2.5 million passengers per annum, and the maximum capacity will be 7 million passengers per annum. The airport has a single runway, capable of handling aircraft like the Airbus A350 and Boeing 747.[2] The construction was completed in November 2012 and was put into operation on 2 December 2012.[3][4] The Government of Vietnam expects the airport to facilitate the arrival of international tourists who are attracted to the island's beaches.

Phu Quoc International Airport

Sân bay quốc tế Phú Quốc

Cảng hàng không quốc tế Phú Quốc
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Summary
Airport typePublic
Owner/OperatorAirports Corporation of Vietnam
LocationDương Tơ, Phú Quốc
Opened2 December 2012
(9 years ago)
 (2012-12-02)
Elevation AMSL37 ft / 11 m
Coordinates10°10′18″N 103°59′28″E / 10.17167°N 103.99111°E / 10.17167; 103.99111Coordinates: 10°10′18″N 103°59′28″E / 10.17167°N 103.99111°E / 10.17167; 103.99111
Websitehttp://phuquocairport.vn/
Map
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Location in Phu Quoc Island in Vietnam
PQC /VVPQ is located in Vietnam
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PQC /VVPQ (Vietnam)
PQC /VVPQ is located in Southeast Asia
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PQC /VVPQ (Southeast Asia)
PQC /VVPQ is located in Asia
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Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
10/28 9,843 3,000 Asphalt
Statistics (2019)
Total passengers3,700,205 (Increase14.1%)
Source: Taseco Airs[1]

HistoryEdit

Airports Corporation of Vietnam began construction of the airport on 23 November 2008 with an investment of VND 3,000 billion. It was designed by Singaporean-US design consulting firm CPG-PAE. After four years work the airport operated its inaugural flight on 15 December 2012.

Airlines and destinationsEdit

AirlinesDestinations
AirAsia Kuala Lumpur–International
Asiana Airlines Seoul–Incheon[5]
Azur Air Seasonal charter: Krasnoyarsk, Moscow–Vnukovo, Yekaterinburg
Bamboo Airways Can Tho,[6] Da Nang,[7] Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Thanh Hoa[8]
Bangkok Airways Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi[9]
China Eastern Airlines Seasonal: Kunming
China Southern Airlines Guangzhou[10]
Eastar Jet Seasonal: Seoul–Incheon[11]
Hainan Airlines Shenzhen[12]
Jeju Air Seoul–Incheon[13]
Korean Air Seasonal: Seoul–Incheon[14]
Lucky Air Kunming[15]
Okay Airways Nanning[16]
Pacific Airlines Ho Chi Minh City
Seasonal: Da Nang[17]
Seasonal charter: Wenzhou, Kunming
Thai Vietjet Air Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi (begins 2 November 2022)[18]
VietJet Air Da Nang,[19] Delhi,[20] Hai Phong, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Mumbai,[21] Seoul–Incheon,[22] Vinh[19]
Seasonal charter: Chengdu–Shuangliu, Hangzhou, Ningbo
Vietnam Airlines Da Lat,[23] Da Nang,[24] Hai Phong,[25] Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Singapore,[26] Vinh[27]
Seasonal: Moscow–Sheremetyevo,[28] Novosibirsk,[28] Vladivostok,[28] Yekaterinburg[28]
Charter: Chengdu–Shuangliu, Kunming, Seoul–Incheon, Wuxi
Vietnam Airlines
operated by VASCO
Can Tho
Vietravel Airlines Charter: Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "TASECO AIRS 2019 BÁO CÁO THƯỜNG NIÊN". Taseco Airs (in Vietnamese). Retrieved 17 January 2020.
  2. ^ "Latest news - Discover Phu Quoc - island paradise in the Gulf of Thailand, secluded and beautiful beaches, resorts and hotels on Phu Quoc island, Vietnam..." discoverphuquoc.com.
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  5. ^ "Asiana Airlines W19 Phu Quoc service changes". Routesonline.
  6. ^ Bich, Quyen (12 January 2021). "Mở hai đường bay mới nối Cần Thơ với Côn Đảo, Phú Quốc" (in Vietnamese). Sai Gon Giai Phong. Retrieved 22 January 2021.
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  10. ^ "China Southern Adds Guangzhou - Phu Quoc Service from July 2016". routesonline. Retrieved 17 May 2016.
  11. ^ "EastarJet expands Vietnam network in Feb 2019". Routesonline.
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  13. ^ "Jeju Air 4Q19 network additions". Routesonline.
  14. ^ "대한항공, 내년 11월 마일리지 복합결제 시범 도입 外". 팍스넷뉴스.
  15. ^ "Lucky Air schedules new SE Asia routes in W16". routesonline. Retrieved 5 December 2016.
  16. ^ "Okay Airways adds Nanning – Phu Quoc route from Nov 2018". routesonline. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  17. ^ "Jetstar Pacific expands domestic routes from Da Nang in S19". Routesonline.
  18. ^ "Thai VietJet Air Plans Phu Quoc Launch in Nov 2022". Aeroroutes. Retrieved 14 June 2022.
  19. ^ a b Liu, Jim. "VietJet Air schedules new domestic routes from mid-June 2020". Routesonline. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  20. ^ "Travel India to Vietnam for just Rs 9! Vietjet announces super-saver air tickets on THESE routes". Zee News. 24 August 2022. Retrieved 9 September 2022.
  21. ^ "India-Vietnam air services to resume this month-end". The Hindu. Retrieved 22 April 2022.
  22. ^ "Vietjet Air adds Phu Quoc – Seoul service from Dec 2018". routesonline. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  23. ^ "Vietnam Airlines tiếp tục mở rộng mạng bay nội địa". Vietnam Airlines (in Vietnamese). Retrieved 14 July 2020.
  24. ^ "Vietnam Airlines tiếp tục mở 5 đường bay nội địa mới". Vietnam Airlines (in Vietnamese). Retrieved 3 July 2020.
  25. ^ "Vietnam Airlines sắp mở 6 đường bay mới". Vietnambiz (in Vietnamese). Retrieved 1 June 2020.
  26. ^ "VIETNAM AIRLINES MOVES SINGAPORE NETWORK EXPANSION TO SEP 2022". Aeroroutes. 28 June 2022.
  27. ^ "Vietnam Airlines mở đường bay mới Vinh – Phú Quốc và Vinh – Nha Trang". Vietnam Airlines (in Vietnamese). Retrieved 20 July 2020.
  28. ^ a b c d Liu, Jim (27 April 2020). "Vietnam Airlines to expand Russia network in S20". routesonline.

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