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The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has prepared a proposal to upgrade Con Dao Airport in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau. The project will involve upgrading the airport to handle aircraft the size of the Airbus A320 and raising the capacity to 2 million annual passengers. The CAAV has recently submitted a proposal to the Ministry of Transport (MoT) to adjust the planning of Con Dao Airport in the period to 2030. Accordingly, Con Dao Airport in Con Dao district in Ba Ria-Vung Tau will be adjusted to 4C airport standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and grade II military airport standards. Under the plan, the passenger transport output would reach two million passengers a year and freight output 4,400 tons a year. To realize these targets, the CAAV proposed a plan to expand and upgrade the existing runway and build a new aircraft apron. At the same time, land would be reserved for the expansion of the parking lot when needed. To ensure safe flight operations, the CAAV proposed building a new air traffic control tower to the east of the passenger terminal and installing a synchronous airport beacon system. Since the approval of the master plan in 2006 up to now, efforts were made to invest in the construction of Con Dao Airport’s basic infrastructure according to the approved master plan. After the adjustment, the airport will be able to handle new-generation jets such as the A319neo, A320neo, A321neo, and equivalents to operate on domestic routes. The CAAV also proposed building a new passenger terminal to the southeast of the existing one to be able to meet the capacity of two million passengers a year as well as building a cargo terminal to the west of the passenger terminal to expand capacity to 4,400 tons of cargo a year on an area of 4,315 square meters. In the proposal to adjust the planning of Con Dao Airport, the CAAV also proposed building a 13,950 square meters airline catering facility to the east of the passenger terminal when the need arises. The total investment capital for the construction of Con Dao Airport in the period to 2030 is estimated at VND 5.436 trillion (USD 236.3 million), including an estimated VND 76.4 billion (USD 3.32 million) for site clearance and around VND5.360 trillion (USD 233 million) for construction. In recent years, the growth rate of passengers through Con Dao Airport has exceeded the forecast, which stated that by 2025 the airport would only welcome 500,000 passengers a year. However, in 2020 the number of passengers already reached 447,750. Currently, Con Dao Airport is a level 3C airport based on ICAO standards and can only accommodate ATR-72 and equivalent aircraft. In the coming years, airlines will gradually phase out ATR-72 aircraft and the A320, A321 aircraft currently in operation will also be gradually replaced by newer generation models such as A319neo, A320neo, A321neo, and equivalent to exploit domestic routes, necessitating the expansion and upgrade of the airport. #1149.8