Cam Ranh Airport

Thứ tư , 27/11/2013, 22:32 GMT+7 / vietnamtripadvisor.net
Cam Ranh Airport located on Cam Ranh Bay in Cam Ranh town of Khanh Hoa province, Vietnam is the main airport serving Nha Trang area, about 30 km from Nha Trang city. It is covered an area of 750 ha.

Formerly, Cam Ranh airport was built by the United States Army and operated by the name Cam Ranh Air Base by the US Air Force for military purpose. The airport was turned over to the South Vietnamese government in 1972. The facility of airport was used by the Russian Air Force during 1979 t0 2002 because of  a 25- year rent-free leasing treaty. The Cam Ranh international airport received its first commercial flights after undergoing a major reconstruction in 2004. In 2007, the airport was again upgraded to an international airport. The Cam Ranh international airport was finally opened in December, 2009. The total investment capital is about 300 billion VND. A new terminal is covered an area of 14,000 m2 at a cost of 200 billion VND. The old one was capable of handling only 300 passengers per hour. The new one can serve 800 passengers per hour. The new terminal is a two –storey building and features waiting areas for both business and economy class passengers. It provides various services, shopping, currency exchanges, ATMs, canteen and transportation options.

Cam Ranh international airport has a single runway which considered the longest runway in Vietnam. It is 3,048 m long, 46 m wide. According to records in 2004, there has 274, 314 passengers and passenger numbers rose over time and it handle 1.5 million passengers in 2010 and 4 million by 2015. Cam Ranh airport is more bustling since late 2011 with more flights from Russia’s Far East and South Korea’s Seoul. In 2012, Khanh Hoa welcome 2.3 million of both domestic and foreign travelers, 90 percent of them came to Khanh Hoa by air.  Khanh Hoa province is proud of the beautiful sea city of Nha Trang and Cam Ranh Bay, believe that the local tourism cannot develop well because of lack of Cam Ranh international airport.
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