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Phu Cat Airport to welcome first international flight

Phu Cat Airport in Binh Dinh Province is finishing preparations to serve its first international flight in September this year.

Phu Cat Airport in Binh Dinh Province is finishing preparations to serve its first international flight in September this year.

A plane of Bamboo Airways



Tran Van Trien, director of Phu Cat Airport, said on June 30 that the old terminal had been repaired and converted into international terminal while the new one would serve domestic flights.

The repairs and preparations are basically completed and plans are to have the first international flight in September.

Vietnam Airlines, Bamboo Airways, and Vietjet Air have surveyed the market and demand for international flights at Phu Cat Airport. Bamboo Airways may be the first airlines to include the airport in international services.

Phu Cat is one of the busiest airports in the South Central Coast and Central Highlands. Last year, it welcomed 1.3 million passengers and is expected to greet 1.4 million passengers this year. The annual growth rate is 27%.

There are 20 to 22 flights to and from Phu Cat Airport to Hanoi, HCM City, and Hai Phong City held on a daily basis by Vietnam Airlines, Bamboo Airways, Vietjet Air and Jetstar Pacific.

Binh Dinh Province People's Committee Chairman Ho Quoc Dung said more international flights to and from Phu Cat would help meet local and tourist demand and boost socio-economic development.

Binh Dinh receives over four million tourists every year, representing 15% annual growth rate. Of which over 200,000 are international tourists.

This shows the potential for tourism and to open new international flights.

The provincial authorities are also improving the infrastructure around Phu Cat to transport tourists to Quy Nhon City and other destinations more easily.

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