Phu Quoc International Airport Where To Start Your Holidays In This Island

Phu Quoc International Airport
Phu Quoc International Airport. @litschii_i

Phu Quoc- the pearl island is always a favorite destination of many tourists. Currently, there are various ways to get to Phu Quoc. But one of the most convenient and time-saving ways is by plane to Phu Quoc International Airport.

So, the visitors who come here for the first time do not know where is Phu Quoc airport, how far from Phu Quoc airport to the center, by which means are safe and reasonable?

This article will give you useful information about Phu Quoc airport and the guide of ways to move!

Phu Quoc International Airport Location

Phu Quoc airport is located in the south of Phu Quoc island, right in Duong To commune, Phu Quoc District, Kien Giang province.

From the airport to the center of Duong Dong town, it only takes about 25 minutes by car with a distance of 14km to the North.

Phu Quoc International Airport has the following geographical location:

  • The North borders with Suoi May hamlet
  • In the South, it borders Duong To hamlet
  • The East borders Ham Ninh commune
  • The West is 900 m from the coast.

The short Infomation

  • Phu Quoc international airport meets 4E standard
  • English name: Phu Quoc International Airport (PQIA)
  • Phone: (0773) 3.848.077
  • Fax: (0773) 3,846,693
  • Airport code: PQC
  • Passenger Terminal: 24,325 m2;
  • Runway: length: 3,000m, width 45m, curb: 2x15m.
  • Aircraft parking lot: 33,400 m2 with 8 aircraft parking positions.
  • Service hours: 12/24 and upon request.

The developing process of Phu Quoc airport

Phu Quoc airport was built during the French colonial period to transport food, weapons, and people during the war. At that time, the yard was quite small, could only accommodate DC3 small aircraft with a maximum capacity of about 32 people.

During the American time in Vietnam, they also invested in many other items such as railway stations and buildings to serve wartime purposes.

Then, Phu Quoc airport was upgraded in 1983 from 996m to 1,496m to be able to receive larger aircraft.

After peace was restored, Phu Quoc airport was shut down for a period of time. Until 2003, new construction investment projects were started and renovated with a total investment of 1,200 billion VND. But for some reason, this project continued to be postponed and was replaced by a completely new airport construction project with a higher investment cost of VND 16,200 billion.

Thus, after many times of renovation and upgrading, Phu Quoc airport has a new and modern appearance, invested in runways, signal systems, terminals … to meet international standards to serve domestic and international passengers and military purposes.

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The view of Phu Quoc International Airport. @araxaka

Details about Phu Quoc International Airport

Phu Quoc Airport, fully known as Phu Quoc International Airport, went into operation in December 2012 and was built by the Airport Corporation of Vietnam with the ability to serve about 3-4 million visitors per year. This airport serves both civilian and military purposes, with a total area of ​​around 904 hectares.

The airport has domestic airlines such as Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air, Jetstar Pacific, and Bamboo Airways, and some international airlines operate daily routes such as AirAsia, Bangkok Airways, and Donghai Airlines.

For domestic routes, there are currently routes to Phu Quoc and vice versa as follows:

  • Hanoi to Phu Quoc
  • Saigon to Phu Quoc
  • Hai Phong to Phu Quoc
  • Rach Gia to Phu Quoc
  • Can Tho to Phu Quoc
  • Da Nang to Phu Quoc

Currently, Phu Quoc airport has a take-off and landing runway of 45 x 3000m and a parallel taxiway of 23 x 3000 capable of receiving small aircraft such as Boeing 747-400 and other equivalent sizes. In addition, the airport also has a shortcut taxiway to meet the needs of using at the peak hours.

In order to meet and serve the increasing needs of customers, the terminal at the airport is also invested in modern construction with an area of ​​24,000 m2 with a large service capacity capable of receiving a large number of passengers per year about approx. 2.65 million people.

Although it has not been in operation for a long time, Phu Quoc international airport has become an important economic and trade gateway and serves civil flights with the number of tourists coming to visit and explore the pearl island more and more.

Phu Quoc airport is planning to invest in upgrading more to meet the needs of customers. It is estimated that by 2030, it will be able to receive up to 20 aircraft at peak hours with around 7 million visitors per year.

Phu Quoc airport terminal

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Right outside Phu Quoc Airport terminal. @seoul_daniel

The passenger terminal at Phu Quoc airport is designed with a model of a 2-level terminal, completely separate from and to arrival, and is operated to serve domestic and international passengers.

Different areas in the terminal connect with each other conveniently, starting from the public area located in front of the terminal, and the corridor area extending to the aircraft concourses creating good one-way passenger flows.

The 1st floor of the passenger terminal

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Phu Quoc Arrival Terminal. @huyen.lii.homestay

The 1st floor at the passenger terminal welcomes domestic and international arrivals. In the middle of the station, there is a staircase to serve passengers to go up the departure hall on the first floor.

The continuous terminal hall with the inner lobby is designed with a green-tree garden, creating a cool and comfortable feeling.

Inside the main hall, the international arrival terminal is located on the east side and the domestic arrival terminal is on the west side.

Inside the middle of the first floor of the terminal, the area connecting with the parking is the sorting and handling region for domestic and international luggage, which can create convenience and save time.

In addition, the functional areas are also arranged and calculated appropriately to ensure security and safety.

Besides, while waiting for luggage, the guests can spend time shopping at the service counters, exchange money, eat and drink, and find the necessary information that is behind the customs inspection area.

2nd floor of Phu Quoc airport

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Departure terminal in Phu Quoc airport. @qpflthdud

The second floor is used as the departure area to serve domestic and international passengers. 

This level includes:

  • a check-in counter located directly in the central hall, and 
  • a service system such as fast food, drinks, duty-free shops for international guests, and souvenir shops.

After passing through the screening area, there is a waiting room with a spacious area, a wide view that can see the whole airport.

How to move from Phu Quoc airport to the center?

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In front of Phu Quoc Airport @cincohojasmama

From the airport to the center of Duong Dong town, depending on the route and means of transport, it will take an average of 20-30 minutes.

If you follow the directions of Google Map along the route DT47, it will take about 21 minutes, along Tran Hung Dao will take 25 minutes.

You can find different means to move from the airport to the city center of Dong Duong, such as a taxi, a private car, bus, or motorbike.

And, here is our article telling various ways to travel from Phu Quoc airport to the city center of Dong Duong.

Travel to famous attractions from Phu Quoc airport

Sao Beach

bai sao phu quoc
Bai Sao Beach is one of famous places for great photos. @marinepoyy

From Phu Quoc airport to Bai Sao is a distance of 29km. Sao beach is one of the famous beaches in Phu Quoc referred to as the relaxing paradise on this island.

This beach has pristine scenery, clean seawater, calm waves, and fine sand stretching. Coming to Bai Sao, you can freely enjoy the beauty of the immense sea.

Right there, there are many high-class resorts that are ideal destinations for your holidays in Phu Quoc to relax.

Ham Ninh fishing village

Ham Ninh Fishinh Village
Ham Ninh Fishinh Village. @taemisarang

From Phu Quoc airport to Ham Ninh fishing village is quite close, only about 8km. Ham Ninh is listed as one of the top fishing villages in Vietnam.

Ham Ninh fishing village has a peaceful and unspoiled beauty and a nice place to taste delicious and cheap seafood. You will fall in love with the beauty of this area once you come there.

Sunset Sanato

sunset sanato
Sunset Sanato. @imnguyen.109

Sunset Sanato is 7km from Phu Quoc airport. This area is one of the most beautiful tourist places in Phu Quoc Island to watch the sunset and get great photos, which is noticed by many tourists, typically loved couples.

If you come to Phu Quoc in the afternoon, don’t miss the moment to enjoy the wonderful sunset at Sunset Sanato, with lovely points such as the heaven gate, the treehouse, the ladder to heaven, and do not forget to enjoy a cup of soft drink to relax there.

Hopefully, through this article, you will have more useful information about Phu Quoc International Airport, how to move to the city center, and tourist places near the airport, so you can have the most perfect preparation.

We wish you have the most fun and comfortable trip in the future to the beautiful pearl island.

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