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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 was completed in 2012 on Phú Quốc Island, in southern Vietnam. The airport covers nearly 900ha in Duong To village, Phú Quốc island-district, Kiên Giang Province having been 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, with international destinations expected to include Singapore and Sihanoukville International Airport. The airport has a single 3000m runway, capable of handling aircraft like the Airbus A350 and Boeing 747.[3] The construction was completed in November 2012 and was put into operation on 2 December 2012.[4][5] The Vietnamese government 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 Quôc

Cảng hàng không quốc tế Phú Quốc
Phu Quoc International Airport.JPG
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorAirports Corporation of Vietnam
LocationPhu Quoc
Elevation AMSL37.4 ft / 11.4 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
PQC/VVPQ is located in PhuQuoc
PQC/VVPQ
PQC/VVPQ
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
10-28 9,843 3,000 Asphalt
Statistics
Passenger movements (2018)3,400,000
Airfreight movements (tonnes) (Jan-Nov 2017)16,253 Increase 11.46%
Source: PQIA[1], ACV[2]

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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.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Phu Quoc airport welcomes flight from Milan (Italy)". PQIA. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Lễ đón hành khách thứ 100 triệu năm 2018 và đưa vào khai thác Dự án mở rộng Nhà ga hành khách Cảng HKQT Phú Quốc". ACV. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
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  4. ^ "Phu Quoc International Airport to open December 2". Tuổi Trẻ. 1 December 2012. Retrieved 1 December 2012.
  5. ^ "Vietnam Airlines capitalises on new Phu Quoc airport". Voice of Vietnam. 3 December 2012. Retrieved 3 December 2012.
  6. ^ "Bangkok Airways proposes Phu Quoc launch in W17". routesonline. Retrieved 18 July 2017.
  7. ^ "China Southern Adds Guangzhou - Phu Quoc Service from July 2016". routesonline. Retrieved 17 May 2016.
  8. ^ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/284012/jetstar-pacific-expands-domestic-routes-from-da-nang-in-s19/
  9. ^ "Lucky Air schedules new SE Asia routes in W16". routesonline. Retrieved 5 December 2016.
  10. ^ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/280055/neos-w18-phu-quoc-routing-changes/?highlight=yangon/
  11. ^ "Okay Airways adds Nanning – Phu Quoc route from Nov 2018". routesonline. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  12. ^ "Holidays to Vietnam 2017/2018". Thomson Airways. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
  13. ^ http://www.tui.fi/lomakohde/vietnam/phu-quoc/g-000000651/
  14. ^ More flights from Helsinki in 2017 - Iltasanomat.fi (in Finnish)
  15. ^ http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/267199/thomson-airways
  16. ^ "Vietjet Air adds Phu Quoc – Seoul service from Dec 2018". routesonline. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  17. ^ http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/272848/vietnam-airlines-adds-phu-quoc-wenzhou-service-in-3q17/

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