NDO/VNA – A Russian tourist has become the 2 millionth visitor arriving at the Cam Ranh International Airport in the central coastal province of Khanh Hoa this year.
Chiganova Elena landed at the airport on December 30 in a flight carrying more than 280 passengers.
Cam Ranh airport was commercialized in 2003 after serving as a defence airport. It hosted domestic flights until 2010 with an annual growth of only 10%, receiving hundred of thousands arrivals per year.
The airport has seen strong growth since 2011 after it put into use a terminal with a capacity of 1.5 million visitors per year.
Apart from domestic flights, it currently receives international flights from various countries, including Russia, the Republic of Korea and a number of European countries.
In October this year, Khanh Hoa province was allowed to call for investment for the construction of the second runway at a cost of about VND1.4 trillion (US$65.8 million).