- English name: Rach Gia Airport
- Address: 418 Cach Mang Thang Tam Street – Vinh Loi Ward – Rach Gia City – Kien Giang Province
- Tel: 077.3864326
- Fax: 077.3910014
- Website: http://rachgiaairport.vn/
- AFTN: VVRGZPZX
- Aerodrome code: VKG
- Runway: Single runway, 1.500m x 30m.
- Apron: 15.000 square meters, 04 aircraft parking stands
- Aerodrome classification: 3C
- Category: 3C
- Dual purposes for civil and military designs
- Passenger terminal covering of 2,500 square meters
- Handling capacity: 200.000 passengers/year
Rach Gia airport, located at the southwestern coastal area of Kien Giang province, is civil airport of Airports Corporation of Vietnam. This airport serves for both civil and military purposes.
Rach Gia Airport is 07 kilometers away from Rach Gia city southeastwards and bounded by rice fields, ponds, and swamps in the west, east, south; highway 80 in the north.
Aerodrome reference point of Rach Gia airport: co-ordinates of 09057’30.8352”N and 05008’09.9196”E (WGS-84).
Airport reference point is the intersection of the center of RWY 08/26 with the center of the taxiway leading to apron.
2. Development process
Rach Gia Airport was built by the French colonialists in 1950s after they had occupied the South of Vietnam. At that time, the main function of the airport was to ensure administrative communications between Saigon and the Southwest. In early 1960, Rach Gia airport was continuously built to serve military operation with a total area of 489,200 square meters, runway of 1,170 meters in length and 30 meters in width, taxiway of 85 meters long and 15 meters wide, apron covering of 5,500 square meters, and passenger terminal spreading of 60 square meters.
After national liberation, Rach Gia airport almost served for agricultural production, transported for My Lam farm, Binh Son 1 , 2 , 3, and the aircraft DC3, AN2 , LI 14.
In 1979, the airport was expanded the additional area of 32,875 square meters. In 2007, Rach Gia Airport – Passenger terminal building, Apron, and car parking were invested by Southern Airports Corporation (presently Airports Corporation of Vietnam). That helped Rach Gia Airport be able to serve 200,000 passengers/year, 150 passengers in peak hour.
Rach Gia airport was capable of accommodating under the level-C aircrafts (ATR72,AN26, B200) .
3. Passenger Terminal Building
The passenger terminal has total area of 2,502 square meters with 02 floors: The 1st Floor includes departure hall, arrival hall, VIP lounge, flight planning office, lost and found room, check-in area, security checking area. The second floor includes restricted area (waiting lounge), smoking room, sales area, meeting room and restroom area.
4. Aviation Activities - Business Services
At present, VASCO is operating flights to/from Rach Gia Airport to connect Rach Gia and Ho Chi Minh city, Rach Gia and Phu Quoc.
Route Ho Chi Minh city – Rach Gia – Ho Chi Minh city: 2 flights per day.
Route Phu Quoc – Rach Gia – Phu Quoc: 2 flights per day.
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