According to the Civil Aviation Authority of Viet Nam (CAAV), currently, there are six domestic and 10 foreign airlines operating regular flights to and from Phu Quoc airport.
Its passenger throughput reached 3.7 million in 2019, but fell to 3.23 million in 2020 and about 1.6 million in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Recently, Deputy Minister of Transport Le Anh Tuan signed a document sent to the CAAV requesting to consider land and propose investment forms to expand the airport.
Accordingly, the ministry asked the CAAV to actively coordinate with relevant agencies and units, including the Viet Nam Air Traffic Management Corporation and the Airports Corporation of Vietnam, to seek investment.
The ministry’s requirements came after Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh’s working session with provincial leaders, during which he directed the Ministry of Transport to coordinate with the Ministry of Planning and Investment, the Ministry of Finance, and the People's Committee of Kien Giang Province in studying suitable investment forms to expand Phu Quoc airport, to increase its total capacity to ten million passengers a year by 2030.
Regarding investors interested in the project, the Imex Pan Pacific Group (IPPG) recently proposed that the transport ministry allow it to participate in the Phu Quoc International Airport expansion project.
IPPG wants to invest in the airport’s international terminal, cargo terminal, warehouse, and runway.