Van Don International Airport is new ‘gateway’ to Vietnam

Travelling in Vietnam is much easier for visitors since the opening of Van Don International Airport at the end of 2018, dramatically cutting travel time from international destinations.

The new gateway situated on Van Don island is for both domestic and international travelers coming to the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Romy Berntsen, a project manager and architect from NACO, said it is the most modern airport in Vietnam and will have a positive influence on passengers overall experience.

The new airport, which is expected to handle up to 2.5 million passengers a year for the next two years, features a beautiful design inspired by the well kown tourist destination Halong Bay, which is just 50km away.

The port terminal, designed by Bill Bensley, one of the world’s most renowned and innovative architects, will be a new landmark for the city and Quang Ninh Province, including the new four-lane 60km-long Van Don highway and Halong international cruise port.

According to airport-world, the Netherlands Airport Consultants (NACO) helped build the new gateway which cost approximately 310 millions dollars.

The airport will be connected to other airports around Vietnam by domestic airlines such as Vietnam Airlines and Vietjet, and the 3,600km runway will be capable of holding large aircraft such as B777s and A350s.

The infrastructure project is expected to play a vital role in helping the province reach its full tourism potential and create new opportunities for international trade and economic co-operation.