The Hanoitimes - National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines officially moved all operations to the new terminal T1 of Phu Cat Airport, Quy Nhon city, Binh Dinh province from May 3.
The airline’s first flight at the new terminal coded VN1620 carrying 120 passengers left Quy Nhon to Hanoi on May 3 morning, according to Vietnam Airlines representative.
With comprehensive modern infrastructure, terminal T1 was built in an area of 8,100 square metres, tripling the area of the old one. It is expected to help bring better experiences to passengers and improve four-star services and products of the national flag carrier.
Vietnam Airlines moves all operations to the new terminal T1 of Phu Cat Airport.
Additional two check-in counters have been installed at the new terminal, increasing the total number to eight. Meanwhile, the 300 square-metre waiting lounge is arranged on the second floor of the terminal, which can accommodate 80 golden lotus members and business-class passengers.
Quy Nhon is a coastal city in Binh Dinh province in central Vietnam. It is composed of 16 wards and five communes. Quy Nhon is the capital of Binh Dinh province. As of 2009 its population was 280,535 Historically, the commercial activities of the city focused on agriculture and fishing.
In recent years, however, there has been a significant shift towards service industries and tourism. There is also a substantial manufacturing sector. The number of tourists to the locality surged more than 20% per year in recent years. The city is striving to welcome 4.67 million tourists by 2020.
Vietnam Airlines is operating 35 flights per week to and from the city, including 14 flights between Hanoi and Quy Nhon and 21 flights between Ho Chi Minh City and Quy Nhon. In 2017, the carrier and its member Jetstar Pacific transported 619,000 tourists to the coastal city, a year-on-year increase of 16%.