HCMC – Runway 11R/29L and taxiways S1, S6, and S1A at the Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi have returned to normal operation this morning, April 23, after their upgrades were completed, said Pham Van Hao, Deputy Head of the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV).
The national aviation authority also put three other taxiways, P4, P7 and S6B, into service.
CAAV had earlier asked the airport authority to inform airlines and relevant agencies of its decision in order to jointly regulate aviation operations at the airport, reported the Vietnam News Agency.
According to the aviation authority, the reopening of the runway and taxiways ahead of the national holiday of Reunification Day (April 30) and International Labor Day (May 1) will help improve the handling capacity of the airport and meet the rising holiday travel demand.
A Noi Bai airport source forecast that around 400 domestic flights carrying some 75,000 passengers will travel to and from the airport on the occasion of the upcoming holiday.
During the same holiday last year, the airport handled around 420 flights and nearly 64,000 passengers per day.
Work began on June 29, 2020 on runways 1A and 1B, new and current taxiways, and other facilities including the indicator lights and the water drainage system at the airport, with a total investment of over VND2 trillion. The project has been completed.