TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Van Don International Airport in Vietnam officially opened on Dec. 30, with the airport expected to open new avenue between northern Vietnam and Taiwan, reported CNA.
The airport is expected to open international routes to Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, China, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Cambodia, as well as offer many connections within Vietnam.
During the first phase of operations, the airport is expected to service 2.5 million passengers, and this figure is planned to rise to 5 million during the second phase.
Van Don is a dual-use airport, with a significant shopping center and office suites, and occupies 325 hectares of land.
The airport, alongside other infrastructure projects, is hoped to promote economic development, as well as tourism in Quang Ninh province.