Co Ong Airport - the only airport in Con Dao and information you need to know

Co Ong Airport is the only airport in Con Dao - one of the tourist destinations that attracts many tourists to the coastal city of Ba Ria-Vung Tau. For a smooth travel journey, before the trip, you should find out the necessary information, such as infrastructure, which airlines operate to Con Dao airport, how to get from the airport to town, etc. Please find out with HoaBinh Airlines now.

Overview of Co Ong airport

Co Ong Airport, officially known as Con Dao Airport, is a small airport operated in Con Dao district, Ba Ria - Vung Tau province. Con Dao airport has a particularly important economic, political and geographical position; it is the island's trade gateway with the mainland, and is commonly used for the flight operations of civil aircraft and ships. military flight.

Con Dao Airport was built during the French colonial period. In 2003, the Southern Airports Corporation invested in upgrading infrastructure, including runways, aprons, terminals, etc., to qualify for further reopening. It accepts ATR72, F70 and equivalent aircraft.

With an average of about 400,000 passengers per year, Con Dao airport is on a strong development path, playing a strategic role in ensuring Con Dao's transportation network with other provinces and cities nationwide.

Besides, the development of the airport also contributes significantly to promoting economic and tourism development for the entire province, improving the quality of life of local people.

Travel time from Con Dao airport to the center is about 20–30 minutes, depending on the type of vehicle and the route you take. According to instructions from Google Map, the fastest and most convenient route is through Co Ong Street, which takes about 21 minutes to reach the center of Con Dao town.

The airport is 14 km away from Con Dao town center. The location is in the middle of a valley, with high mountains on both sides and the sea at both ends.

  • The west is adjacent to Dam Trau Bay.
  • North of Con Dao airport is a system of 166m high Con Ngua Mountain, 248m high Ong Cuong Mountain...
  • The south borders rice fields, sand dunes, the Co Ong residential area, Nha Ban Mountain (396m high), Chua Mountain (515m high), and Thanh Gia Mountain (600m high).
  • To the east is Co Ong Bay.

Infrastructure of Co Ong airport

The infrastructure at Co Ong airport has now been upgraded to be open to receiving ATR72, F70 and equivalent aircraft.

  • Runway: Co Ong Airport's runway has a length of 1800m and a width of 30m.
  • Aircraft parking: The airport currently has only 4 aircraft parking locations for small aircraft and short-range aircraft. There are two main aircraft types being operated at this airport: VASCO's ATR-72 and Bamboo Airways' Embraer E190/195.
  • Passenger terminal: The passenger terminal of Ba Ria-Vung Tau airport completed the construction upgrade process in 2005 with 2 floors. Both floors of the terminal are equipped with necessary service systems to meet the needs and ensure safety and security for passengers at the airport, such as communication systems, baggage conveyor systems, lighting systems, food service and merchandise areas. During peak hours, the station can serve a maximum of 500 passengers.

Transportation from Co Ong airport to the town center

The distance from the airport to the town is about 14 km, taking about 20 - 30 minutes to travel. There are many transportation options from Co Ong airport to the town center for visitors to choose according to their needs:

  • Taxi: This is the vehicle chosen by many people to move from the airport to the town center. There are two main taxi companies operating on this route: Con Son Taxi and Con Dao Petroleum Taxi. Taxi costs range from 300,000 to 450,000 VND, depending on the location you want to go to.
  • Shuttle service: Using a service car is an ideal option if you travel with a large group or family. The price to rent a 12-seat car is about 450,000 VND. In addition, you can use this service right at the resort or hotel where you stay.
  • Motorbike taxi: For guests traveling from 1 to 2 people, you can use the motorbike taxi service to travel from the Co Ong airport to the town center or hotel to save on travel costs. Prices in the central area usually fluctuate around 70,000 VND.

Airlines operate routes to Con Dao

Currently, there are 4 airlines operating flights to the Co Ong airport: VASCO (belonging to Vietnam Airlines), Bamboo Airways, Pacific Airlines and Vietjet Air. Detailed: 

  • VASCO (a member of Vietnam Airlines) operates the routes Saigon - Con Dao and Can Tho - Con Dao.
  • Bamboo Airways operates a variety of itineraries with many departure points, such as from Saigon to Con Dao, Can Tho to Con Dao, Vinh to Con Dao, Da Nang to Con Dao, and Hanoi to Con Dao.
  • Vietjet Air regularly has attractive subsidized flights departing from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to Con Dao, which helps tourists save on travel costs.
  • Pacific Airlines is currently operating 2 routes from Hanoi to Con Dao and Saigon to Con Dao, with many attractive promotions.

Experience you need to know when arriving at Co Ong airport

  • At the Co Ong airport, there is free WiFi that covers the entire terminal. You can easily access wifi anytime, anywhere, with the name "#condaoairport-MegaNet Free.".
  • Con Dao Airport provides dining services at 2 restaurants, Hai Son and Air View Restaurant, with a diverse and rich menu.
  • In addition, at the airport, there are also a number of other amenities, such as free drinking water, a lost luggage search service, an ambulance service, etc. You can shop for souvenirs, goods, etc. at the commercial area located in the quarantine area on the first floor and in the lobby area of the airport.
  • The airport also provides a number of other amenities, such as free drinking water, lost luggage service, ambulance service,...
  • Some attractive tourist attractions that tourists can easily visit from Con Dao airport are: Dam Trau Beach (about 1km), Con Dao Prison (about 13km), Bay Canh Island (about 6km),...

The Co Ong Airport is the only airport operating in Con Dao. If you and your family have a travel schedule to Con Dao this year, don't forget to refer to the important information above in advance to ensure the preparation and travel journey always go smoothly. For any information you need advice on, please contact HoaBinh Airlines through our hotline at 0939.311.911 - 0913.311.911 for dedicated support.