Vietnam's Da Nang launches $154 mln airport terminal for APEC

By Nguyen Dong   May 20, 2017 | 10:16 am GMT+7

The terminal came into service as part of preparation for the APEC Summit in November.

vietnams-da-nang-launches-154-mln-airport-terminal-for-apecInvestment in the terminal worth VND 3.5 trillion ($154 million) came from the Da Nang Internatinal Terminal Investment and Operation JSC. Construction started in November 2015 and the project also included a flyover and a parking area to serve around 400 cars.

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The three-storey terminal is built over 21,000 square meters (5.2 acres). The parking area is able to accommodate 15 aircraft, including B777/B787 and A330.

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With construction on schedule, the terminal received its first flight on May 8. There will be preparations to welcome delegations to the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week this November.

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The departure and arrival areas are separated. The terminal gives one floor entirely to shops and other commercial services.

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The roof design is inspired by seagull wings. There are 44 check-in booths, 20 booths for departure, 22 for immigration and 10 boarding gates.

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The terminal is designed to handle 6 million passengers a year and could serve a maximum 1,800 passengers at a time.

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Transport ministry officials inspect the new terminal.

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Security check area

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The boarding area

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Immigration check at the arrival lounge.