Vietnamese government approves several airport projects.
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The Civil Aviation Authority Civil Aviation Authority civil (Brit) n → Behörde f für Zivilluftfahrt of Vietnam (CAAV) has completed a feasibility study "A Feasibility Study" is an episode of the original The Outer Limits television show. It first aired on 13 April, 1964, during the first season. It was remade in 1997 as part of the revived The Outer Limits series with a minor title change. on a proposed new terminal at Ho Chi Minh City's Tan Son Nhat Airport.
The terminal would cost USD220m and would have a capacity of between 8m and 10m passengers per year when it is completed in 2005, AsiaPulse reported. The CAAV apparently also has plans for a second new terminal once capacity surpasses 10m per year.
In other news, Vietnamese Prime Minister Phan Van Khai has approved the construction of a second runway at Noi Bai International Airport Nội Bài International Airport (IATA: HAN, ICAO: VVNB), the biggest airport in northern Vietnam, serves the capital city of Hanoi. The airport is 28 miles (45 km) from the city's downtown. Travel time by taxi is 30 to 45 minutes. in Hanoi, and the government has also approved a plan to upgrade facilities at Da Nang Airport. The CAAV is apparently also planning a new terminal at the Da Nang airport so that it can handle up to 4m passengers per year.
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