Long Thanh Airport expected to assume 85 percent international flights

Long Thanh International Airport project is expected to undertake 85 percent of international flights including flights of national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines and foreign airlines, said the Ministry of Transport yesterday.

That is according to the exploitation plan between Long Thanh and Tan Son Nhat International Airports proposed by consultant firms at a recent meeting with the ministry.

As per plan, Long Thanh Airport will assume 12 percent of domestic flights of Vietnam Airlines from HCMC to Hanoi and Da Nang.

Other airlines such as Vietjet Air, Jetstar Pacific and Vietnam Air Services Company (VASCO) will operate in Tan Son Nhat International Airport.

Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam and Airports Corporation of Vietnam have asked airlines to leave comments on the exploitation plan to complete it.

The pre-feasibility study report of Long Thanh Airport is scheduled to be done in March next year.