(NLĐO) – The consulting agency recommends that Long Thanh airport will handle 85% of international flights (including international flights of Vietnam Airlines and foreign airlines) and 12% of Vietnam’s domestic flights. Airlines.
Deputy Minister of Transport (MOT) Le Dinh Tho on October 19 chaired the meeting to report on the beginning of the survey and feasibility study report for phase 1 of the Long Thanh International Airport project.
[Deputy Minister Le Dinh Tho chaired the meeting to report on the beginning of the survey work and prepare a feasibility study report for phase 1 of the Long Thanh international airport project – Photo: Lam Hoai/Ministry of Transport Portal.]
According to information from the meeting, regarding the division of operations between Long Thanh airport and Tan Son Nhat airport, consulting agency JFV recommends that Long Thanh airport will handle 85% of international flights (including international flights). international flights of Vietnam Airlines and foreign airlines) and 12% of domestic flights of Vietnam Airlines (Ho Chi Minh City – Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City – Da Nang routes). Other domestic airlines such as Vietjet Air, Jetstar Pacific, Bamboo Airways (if any), and Vasco will only operate at Tan Son Nhat airport.
Regarding this issue, Chief of Office of Long Thanh Project Management Board (Airport Corporation of Vietnam – ACV) Nguyen Khac Phong said that the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam and ACV have consulted airlines first. when completing the report.
Mr. Nguyen Khac Phong affirmed that the overall implementation progress of JFV consultant’s items has met the contract requirements. Collecting input data for research; forecasting air traffic demand; Proposal to divide operations between Tan Son Nhat and Long Thanh airports; research and design of terrain; Researching connected transportation systems; Data collection for financial analysis… has been completed on schedule.
Deputy Director of the Vietnam Aviation Administration Vo Huy Cuong said that it is necessary to have early orientation so that when designing Long Thanh airport, it can meet the immediate and long-term development, ensuring the coordination of operations of both airports. flying to Long Thanh and Tan Son Nhat. In addition, Mr. Cuong also asked the consulting unit to focus on airport infrastructure and accessible transportation, ensuring all passengers, especially those with limited mobility…
Deputy Minister Le Dinh Tho requested units to strive to complete the feasibility study report (F/S) by March 2019. Deputy Minister Tho also assigned TEDI as a consulting agency to quickly complete the accessible traffic plan; Consulting JFV, ACV, and the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam to coordinate with consulting agencies of the Ministry of Transport to clarify investment forms, financial plans and clarify which items are PPP, which items call for investment, and Which item is the direct investment… of the project?
Long Thanh Airport (Long Thanh district, Dong Nai province) is invested and built to reach level 4F with a capacity of 100 million passengers/year and 5 million tons of cargo per year on a total area of 5,000 hectares. Total investment is 336,630 billion VND (equivalent to 16.06 billion USD, applying 2014 exchange rate).
Long Thanh airport project includes 3 phases. Phase 1: Invest in building 1 runway and 1 passenger terminal with synchronous auxiliary items with a capacity of 25 million passengers/year, cargo terminal with 1.2 million tons of goods/year ; It will be completed and put into operation by 2025 at the latest.
According to the Government’s report on the implementation of the Long Thanh airport project just sent to the National Assembly in October 2018, with the progress of phase 1 of the Long Thanh airport project, the investor – General Cong Airports Company of Vietnam (ACV) – signed a contract to establish F/S with consultant JFV, including consulting companies JAV (Japan) – APDi (French Republic) – Nippon Koei (Japan) – OC Global (Japan) – ADCC (Vietnam) – TEDI (Vietnam). At the same time, JFV consultant also signed a special subcontract contract with Korean consultant HEERIM (author of the “Lotus” architectural plan) on the design of passenger terminal facilities.
According to the plan, by July 2019, the consultant will complete the F/S, and by October 2019, the project will be submitted to the National Assembly for approval. Then, the Prime Minister approved the project in December 2019.
[Original article Vietnam Airlines là hãng hàng không nội duy nhất khai thác sân bay Long Thành? by nld.com.vn. Translation by Google Translate.]