Vietnam's Van Don airport named World's Leading New Airport
NORTHEAST Vietnam's Van Don International Airport has been named the 'World's Leading New Airport 2019' at the 26th annual World Travel Awards (WTA) that were held in Muscat, Oman
NORTHEAST Vietnam's Van Don International Airport has been named the 'World's Leading New Airport 2019' at the 26th annual World Travel Awards (WTA) that were held in Muscat, Oman.
This award category assesses a new airport's performance based on the overall design, service quality and passengers' satisfaction, and how the passenger experience is complimented through the implementation of new technologies.
Van Don International Airport, developed by Sun Group in Quang Ninh province, fended off stiff competition to win.
The airport's aesthetic design, inspired by the natural beauty of Ha Long Bay, is said to have impressed travellers along with the airport's harmonious use of green spaces.
In its first 11 months of operations, the airport accommodated a total of 1,796 flights, including 117 international flights, and welcomed 235,000 passengers.
Currently the airport has four direct international routes from China and Korea, and two domestic routes from Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang City in central Vietnam. More flights from China, Japan and Thailand will be added by the end of this year, and domestic operations are also scheduled for expansion with flights from other provinces and cities to be added.