An adjusted master plan for Danang International Airport towards 2020 with a vision to 2030 was revealed in the city last Saturday by Deputy Minister of Transport Nguyen Nhat.
Under the plan, the airport will be expanded to meet the 4E standards of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) by 2020, and it will continue to be used for both civil and military purposes. It will be able to handle up to 13 million passengers and 50,000 tons of cargo annually, and there will be a total of 22 aircraft parking locations.
The airport will feature 2 runways for takeoffs and landings, plus one parallel and 2 rapid-exit taxiways.
In addition to a new VIP terminal covering an area of 4,200m2, the airport will have its existing 10,000m2 passenger terminal expanded to serve 9 million passengers a year.
A new international terminal will be built on an area of 21,000m2 with a capacity of 2 – 4 million passengers annually. Construction is scheduled to start early next month and is expected to be completed by the end of the 1st quarter of 2017 in preparation for the 25th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit, which is being held in Da Nang in October 2017.
The 11,200m2 administration area will feature working areas for medical quarantine workers, customs officers, border security and police forces, and the aviation port authorities. There will also be areas of 13,000m2 for ground equipment maintenance, 3,000m2 for fire fighting services, and 7,000m2 for aircraft maintenance. The existing area providing aviation fuel will remain unchanged.
Such items as lighting, drainage, wastewater treatment and green tree systems at the airport will be upgraded to ensure good aesthetics and a friendly environment.