The importance of Chu Lai Airport in the process of promoting economic and tourism development in Quang region

Chu Lai Airport currently acts as a bridge for development in many aspects, such as economics, politics, tourism, etc., for two open economic zones, Chu Lai (Quang Nam) and Dung Quat (Quang Ngai) in particular, as well as neighboring provinces in the Central region in general. Let's join HoaBinh Airlines to find out important information about this airport in detail.

General information about Chu Lai airport

Chu Lai Airport, or Chu Lai Airport, is located in the Chu Lai open economic zone, Tam Nghia commune, Nui Thanh district, Quang Nam province. The airport is located on the shore of Dung Quat Bay, 2 km from the coast, with the east bordering the East Sea - the West bordering National Highway 1A, and the south bordering Quang Ngai province.

In 1975, Chu Lai Airport in Quang Nam was an air base of the United States Air Force and the Republic of Vietnam Air Force and was only used for military purposes. Currently, as the Chu Lai open economic zone begins to develop, the airport has been expanded to serve more civil transportation needs.

Because it is located in the border area between Quang Nam and Quang Ngai provinces, the airport plays an extremely important role in the economic, political, and tourism development of the two open economic zones of Chu Lai (Quang Nam), Dung Quat (Quang Ngai) in particular, and neighboring provinces in the Central region in general.

Vietnam's major airlines, Vietnam Airlines, Pacific Airlines, VietJet Air, and Bamboo Airways, have all operated flights to Quang Nam airport. According to statistics, in 2019, the airport received more than 1 million passengers, including tourists, business travelers, and locals.

Infrastructure of Chu Lai airport

Chu Lai Airport is currently known as the airport with the largest area in Vietnam—3,000 hectares wide. The airport is capable of serving about 1.7 million passengers per year and is expected to increase productivity if it becomes an international airport in the future.

Chu Lai airport infrastructure includes:

  • Runway scale: More than 3000 m long - 45 m wide
  • Total number of taxiways: 6.
  • Airplane apron: 3.

The passenger terminal of Chu Lai Quang Nam airport is divided into the international passenger terminal area (operating in the future) and the domestic passenger terminal area. In particular, the domestic passenger terminal consists of 1 elevation and 2 floors; specifically, the 1st floor functions as a public area and restricted area, while the 2nd floor is the aircraft waiting room.

Utility services at the station:

  • Commercial shopping area.
  • Entertainment service area.
  • Services serving food and beverage needs
  • Cash withdrawal, car rental, and parking services

Domestic flights and airfares from provinces to Chu Lai airport

Currently, domestic airlines such as Vietnam Airlines, Pacific Airlines, VietJet Air, and Bamboo Airways are all operating direct flights to Chu Lai airport with departures from Hanoi and Saigon. On average, the airport welcomes about 5 flights per day and increases operating productivity during holidays and Tet.

Airfare from Saigon to Chu Lai airport ranges from 350,000 VND per person to 690,000 VND per person if traveling from Hanoi. In addition, ticket prices from Quang Nam's airport to other provinces and cities are also very cheap, from only 300,000 VND per person for flights to Nha Trang and Quang Binh to 450,000 VND per person for flights to Vinh.

Instructions for moving from Chu Lai airport to the city center

1. Travel from Chu Lai airport to Hoi An city

Traveling from Chu Lai airport to Hoi An city will take at least 1 hour and 20 minutes for a distance of 77 km. You can choose to follow the Da Nang Expressway, which is the fastest route (takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes), or go through National Highway 1A—Da Nang Expressway, which will take a little longer, about 1 hour and 40 minutes.

Some popular transportation options from Chu Lai airport to Hoi An city center include:

  • Bus: Currently, there are 2 bus routes serving tourists from the airport to Hoi An: bus numbers 05 and 10. Buses operate with a frequency of about 15 minutes per trip, from 5:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily.
  • Taxi: Taxis are a great means of transportation for groups traveling in large groups and carrying a lot of luggage. At the airport, there are many reputable taxi companies operating, such as Mai Linh, Tien Sa, Vinasun Quang Nam, etc., with fares ranging from 13,000 - 16,000 VND per km.
  • Shuttle bus: If you travel to Hoi An in a large group and want to save on travel costs, you can consider renting a shuttle bus. The car rental price is only about 100,000 VND per person and will be even cheaper if traveling in a group.

2. Travel from Chu Lai airport to Tam Ky city

Tam Ky is also one of the central cities of Quang Nam Province, attracting many tourists to visit and explore tourism. Chu Lai Quang Nam Airport is about 33km from Tam Ky. Visitors can choose from the following travel options:

  • Bus: Bus route number 12 is a bus serving tourists traveling from the airport to Tam Ky. In particular, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays of the week at the airport, there will be free buses supported by Quang Nam and Quang Ngai provinces to pick up visitors with departure time from 10:30 a.m.
  • Taxi: Reputable taxi companies such as Mai Linh, Tien Sa, etc. operate regularly at the airport; you can consider choosing a company to experience and remember to ask clearly about the fare before using the service.
  • Shuttle bus: A service bus is a great travel option if you are traveling in a large group and want to save money. Car rental per person is only about 100,000 VND, and if traveling in a group, it can be reduced to 50,000 VND per person.

3. Travel from Chu Lai airport to Quang Ngai

The distance between Chu Lai airport and Quang Ngai province is about 44 km. You can choose a bus, taxi, or shuttle to travel conveniently and safely.

  • Bus: Traveling from Chu Lai airport to Quang Ngai by bus is an option to help tourists save money. The price for one trip is only about 40,000 VND, and the travel time is about 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  • Taxi: The cost for the journey from the airport to Quang Ngai will range from 450,000 - 600,000 VND per trip, making it suitable for large groups. If you are traveling with 1-2 people but still want to use the service, you should wait to join a group with other guests.
  • Shuttle bus: A shuttle bus is a travel service suitable for large groups of guests or traveling in groups and carrying a lot of luggage. Car rental prices will range from 500,000 VND for a 4- to 7-seat car, 1,000,000 VND for a 16-seat car, and 2,000,000 VND for a 9-seat VIP car.

Things tourists need to note at Chu Lai airport

Chu Lai Airport provides free wifi service in the check-in lobby and waiting room areas. You can access the internet easily with the wifi port named "Chu Lai Airport Free Wi-Fi.".

You can buy snacks or choose souvenirs as gifts for relatives at duty-free shops located on the first floor of the airport. Although the scale is not too large, it still ensures a variety of quality products.

Distance between Chu Lai airport in Quang Nam and famous tourist destinations:

  • Rang beach: 1 km away
  • Dung Quat Beach: 6 km away
  • Ho Giang Thom Waterfall: 21 km away
  • Tien An Bat Cave: 60 km away
  • Ly Son Island: 80 km away
  • White Waterfall tourist area: 81 km away
  • Sa Huynh salt field: 100 km away

Don't forget to "take note" of the Quang Nam aviation information handbook with bullet points about Chu Lai airport, airfares, travel options, etc. to prepare for your future trip to Quang Nam. For any information you need advice on, please contact HoaBinh Airlines through our hotline: 0939.311.911 - 0913.311.911 for 24/7 support.