Dong Hoi Airport is an airport located in Loc Ninh commune, 6 km north of Dong Hoi city, capital of Quang Binh Province, in North Central Coast of Vietnam, about 500 km South-east of Hanoi by road. The facilities cover 173 ha, on a sandy area, by the coast of Vietnam East Sea. The runway approaches near the seashore and nearly parallel to the Highway 1A. The airport, like all civil airports in Vietnam, is owned and operated by Airports Corporation of Vietnam, a state-owned company under the Ministry of Transport of Vietnam that was founded when three companies operating airports in the north, the middle and the south of Vietnam were merged on February 28, 2012.
The airstrip was built unpaved by French colonists in 1930s to serve First Indochina War and was upgraded by North Vietnam as an airbase for Vietnam War. On 30 August 2004, the renovation (actually reconstruction) of this airport began and was scheduled to be completed in 2006 but not until May 2008 was it inaugurated. On May 18, 2008, the airport was officially put into operation with the first commercial flight from Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport.
As of March 2015, this is one of 4 commercial airports in North Central Coast, the others are Phu Bai International Airport, south of Dong Hoi Airport in Hue and Vinh Airport, north of Dong Hoi Airport in Nghe An Province, and Tho Xuan Airport in Thanh Hoa Province.
This airport is estimated to handle 500,000 passengers in 2017, to its full designed capacity.
An expansion project is planned to start in the Q4 2018, with the extension of the runway to 3600 m (category runway 4E) along with one parallel taxiway, capable of serving large aircraft like A350, B787, with two separate international and domestic terminals, with a combined designed capacity of 10 million passengers per annum.
The airport serve mainly tourists to beaches in Dong Hoi city and World Natural Heritage of Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, the starting point of The Middle World Heritage Road. As of April 2017, Vietnam Airlines, VietJet Air, Jetstar Pacific Airlines are providing non-stop flights linking this airport with Noi Bai International Airport (Ha Noi), Tan Son Nhat International Airport (Ho Chi Minh City), and Hai Phong.
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