Vietnam to Cut Airport Fees

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Aug. 2 – Vietnam wants to encourage more foreign and local airlines to fly to its international airports located in Phu Quoc, Can Tho and Lien Khuong by cutting airport fees by 50 percent.

The government wants to increase tourist arrivals to the country and upgrade the airports in the process. Phu Quoc international airport located in the Gulf of Siam is set to fully open by 2012. Can Tho international airport construction is ongoing but is scheduled to open by the end of the year in the Can Tho City, the largest city in the Mekong Delta.

Lien Khuong airport is older and is the largest airport in Lam Dong Province in central Vietnam built in 1933. Around 2.5 million tourists arrived in Lien Khuong airport last year, 10 percent of which were foreigners.