The Southern Airports Corporation (SAC) on December 26 put into operation a new terminal at the Lien Khuong Airport, converting the facility into an international airport to connect Central Highlands with other Vietnamese and Asian destinations next year.
The two-floor terminal covers an area of 12,400 square meters in Central Highlands Lam Dong Province
Photo courtesy of VNA
Covering an area of 12,400 square meters in Central Highlands Lam Dong Province, the two-floor terminal was built with a total budget of VND300 billion (US$16.24 million) from SAC.
Its 3,254 meter long and 45 meter wide runway will enable the Lien Khuong Airport to receive medium-sized civil aircrafts and serve international flights to and from northeast Asian and southeast Asian destinations next year.
The new facility is part of a project kicked off in 2003 by SAC to upgrade Lien Khuong into an international airport to boost tourism and trading activities in the Central Highlands.
The airport is now capable of receiving 1.5-2 million passengers a year.
Some 28 kilometers away from highland tourism hub Dalat City, the former military airport was built in 1933 and converted into a civil airport in 1956.
The airport has been receiving domestic flights between the Central Highlands province and Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.