Transport Minister agrees to speed up airport expanding in Thanh Hoa

Minister of Transport Dinh La Thang has approved a proposal to speed up a project to broaden Tho Xuan Airport in central province of Thanh Hoa.
 
Tho Xuan Airport (Photo: VNA)
Minister Thang instructed Airport Corporation of Vietnam to complete the airport design before July 15 to start construction by October. It is expected to complete by the end of the next year.
 
Tho Xuan Airport opened in February last year has seen rapid growth rate, reaching 40 percent in the first half this year.
 
The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines is exploiting HCMC-Thanh Hoa route with 12 flights per week. The company plans to increase the number to 14 in September and open new flights from Thanh Hoa to Da Nang City and Buon Ma Thuot City.
 
The low-cost carrier Jetstar Pacific has seven flights per week between HCMC and Thanh Hoa.

By Bich Quyen – Translated by Hai Mien

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