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Da Nang International Airport Inaugurates US$155 Million Terminal For APEC Summit

In preparation for the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-Operation (APEC) Summit on November 5 – 11, 2017, Da Nang City, which is this year’s host for the big event, officially opened its new terminal at the Da Nang International Airport for the sole purpose of serving the economic summit participants.

Construction of the special terminal began in November 2015 with a total cost of US$155 million invested in by the Da Nang International Terminal Investment and Operation JSC. It has an area of 21,000 square metres. It has 82 counters for check-in and check-out, migration and immigration; ten boarding gates which can accommodate 1,600 passengers during peak hours and up to six million fliers annually; a flyover; and a parking lot for about 400 cars.

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Da Nang International Airport plays a crucial role in the country in that it is the entry point to the Central and Central Highlands Region. Before the new terminal was constructed, it could already accommodate 150 flight arrivals and departures; 15,000 passengers and around 50 tonnes of cargo every day. An additional cargo terminal will also be built, an additional 16,000 tonnes of cargo capacity.

US$17.9 million from the central government budget has been allotted since 2016 to help Da Nang in its preparation for hosting the 2017 APEC Summit. The city has also started a countdown for the momentous affair since April. Heads of state and CEOs of the 21 member nations are expected to arrive.

Da Nang International Airport is at present the third biggest airport in Vietnam, next to Noi Bai International Airport in Ha Noi and Tan Son Nhat in the southern economic hub of Ho Chi Minh City. Vietnam Airlines and Jetstar Pacific have started utilizing the new terminal since May for their international flights.


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