The Ministry of Transport announced on April 19 of its decision to temporarily shutdown Phu Bai International Airport in Hue from May 13 to June 16 to complete repair work of its runway.
|Hue's Phu Bai International Airport|
Ho Nghia Dung, Minister of Communication and Transport, signed decision no 710/QD-BGTVT for temporary closure of the airport. Viet Nam's Central Airport Authority will oversee the repair work.
All airlines will also temporarily stop selling tickets for the Thua Thien Hue-Ho Chi Minh City route but will increase flights to Da Nang during the time the Phu Bai International Airport remains closed.
Phu Bai Airport receives flights from Cambodia, Laos, Japan and China that will now divert to other international airports.
There are plans to increase the airport capacity to 4000 passengers per hour and transport 200,000 metric tons of goods and products per year from 2020-30.
By 2030, the airport should be able to receive large aircrafts such as the A320/A321, Boeing 767 and Boeing 777-2002R.