Dong Hoi Airport (IATA: VDH, ICAO: VVDH) is an airport located in Loc Ninh commune, 6 km north of Dong Hoi city, Quang Binh Province, in North Central Coast of Vietnam, about 500 km South-east of Hanoi by road. The facilities cover 173 ha, on a sandy area, by the coast of South China Sea. The runway approaches near the seashore and nearly parallel to the Highway 1A. The airport, like all civil airports in Vietnam, is owned and operated by Airports Corporation of Vietnam, a state-owned company under the Ministry of Transport of Vietnam which was founded when three companies operating airports in the north, the middle and the south of Vietnam were merged on February 28, 2012.
The airstrip was built unpaved by French colonists in 1930s to serve First Indochina War and was upgraded by North Vietnam as an airbase for Vietnam War. On 30 August 2004, the renovation (actually reconstruction) of this airport began and was scheduled to be completed in 2006 but not until May 2008 was it inaugurated. On May 18, 2008, the airport was officially put into operation with the first commercial flight from Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport.
As of November 2012, this is one of three commercial airports in North Central Coast, the others are Phu Bai International Airport (90 miles (172 km, 107 mi) south of Dong Hoi Airport) in Huế) and Vinh Airport (121 miles (197 km) north of Dong Hoi Airport) in Nghe An Province. The fourth civil airport in North Central Coast, Sao Vang Airport in Thanh Hoa Province will become operational in January 2013.
Dong Hoi Airport to city centre / hotels centre: 10km – 15’
Dong Hoi airport to Phong Nha Cave: 40km – 50’
Dong Hoi Airport to Paradise Cave: 60km – 1.2hour
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