Lien Khuong Airport in Lam Dong, Vietnam will soon be upgraded into an international one

Lien Khuong domestic airport in Lam Dong, home to the popular resort city of Da Lat, is set to be upgraded to an international airport. This upgrade will double its annual passenger capacity to 5 million within the next six years. Terminal 2, to be under a planned construction between 2021 and 2030, will initially handle 3 million passengers annually, with plans to further expand the airport’s capacity to 7 million by 2050. This development is part of a master plan approved by the Ministry of Transport, which outlines the airport’s growth from 2021 to 2030 with a vision extending to 2050.

The airport’s cargo capacity is also set to increase, with a design to handle 20,000 tons of cargo by 2030 and 30,000 tons by 2050. The upgraded facility will be able to accommodate aircraft such as the Airbus A320, A321, A350, and Boeing B747, B787, or similar-sized planes.

The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam has been tasked with finalizing the master plan and coordinating with the provincial People’s Committee and relevant agencies for the project’s implementation and management. The provincial People’s Committee is also responsible for updating the planning and allocating land for the necessary airport expansion.

Previously, the government aimed to transform Da Lat into a leading tourism center in Southeast Asia, emphasizing high-quality nightlife activities. Da Lat, located on a plateau about 1,500 meters above sea level, is renowned for its French colonial architecture and was historically a summer retreat for French officials due to its cool climate and picturesque scenery.

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