The southern province of Kien Giang has said Phu Quoc international airport will be put into operation in December this year. Construction of the airport began in Duong To commune, Phu Quoc district in November 2008.
The air terminal is being built on an area of more than 900ha at a total cost of VND16.2 trillion. The project includes a runway, a passenger terminal, and a VHF omnidirectional range station (VOR).
The runway, which is 3,000m long and 45m wide, will enable the airport to accommodate Boeing 777s, Boeing 747-400s and other similar aircraft.
Contractors are putting the finishing touch to the runway and passenger terminal to ensure that they will be inaugurated on schedule.
The airport will serve passengers to capital Hanoi, northern provinces, and countries in the region and the world, in order to take advantage of local economic potential, especially ecological and marine tourism, as well as investment and trade.