Cat Bi International Airport

August 26, 2022 - 943 views

During your trip to the North of Vietnam, Cat Bi International Airport will be your familiar destination. The airport itself is among the main ones that every year transport millions of passengers all around the country.

Cat Bi International Airport, officially known as Cat Bi International Aviation port, is an airport in Cat Bi, Hai An, Haiphong City, Vietnam. The airport is located 5 km from the city center. Currently, Cat Bi Aviation is functional as a full reserve airport for Noi Bai International Aviation port and is always in the top fastest development in the number of passengers as well as goods.

For tourists that plan to visit Hai Phong and the surrounding areas, the airport will be a great choice on how to get there.


History of Cat Bi International Airport

Cat Bi Airport is the largest airport in North Indochina, which was re-established by French nationals, expanded, and upgraded in 1952 - 1953 to direct the group at the point of Dien Bien Phu. After the liberation of the North in 1955, the airport was renovated, upgraded, and officially put into operation non-civil cave operations since the year 1985.

Cat Bi Airport was formed on the basis of a large military airport, the important French aviation port in Indochina during the war years in Vietnam. At Cat Bi International Airport, there are about 200 planes of all kinds, frequent flights to and from, are extremely strict guards.


Structure of Cat Bi Airport

Cat Bi Aviation is designed according to international standards, architectural creativity, and proximity, attached to the image of the Festival of Buffalo in Do Son, Hai Phong, on an area of 7,500 m2 and floor area using 15,630 m2 with two zones go and comes separate, served collectively for the both domestic and international, capacity to meet 1000 passengers/peak hours, respectively 2 million passengers per year.

Besides, Cat Bi International Airport is the largest airport in the coastal area of the northern coast. Being one of the airports near Halong Bay, Cat Bi was built with the goal of attracting passengers and cargo from neighboring provinces such as Nam Dinh, Thai Binh, Hai Duong, Quang Ninh, etc.


Services in Cat Bi Airport 

In 2018, Cat Bi International Airport ranked 1st in the top best aviation service in Vietnam, which has proved for its excellent service that can satisfy the most difficult passenger. In particular, on booking your flight at Cat Bi Airport, you will not have to worry about the sophisticated procedure as it is simplified and professional staff is always available to help you. If you don’t have enough papers required, you can be consulted properly by experienced staff. Therefore, the time you have to spend will reduce, which means you can spend more time enjoying your vacation.

Especially, these days, Cat Bi airport has been equipped with kiosks that allow passengers to check-in by themselves. This saves even more time and also saves them from the risk of COVID-19.

Besides, the lounge of Cat Bi Airport, though not as luxurious as that of Van Don Airport, is still convenient and comfortable enough for passengers to relax while waiting for their due flight.

Also, when surveyed about the satisfaction of passengers with the quality of other services at Cat Bi Airport such as Station areas, security screening areas, immigration police areas, arrival terminals, and public transport. Most of them have extremely good feedback.


Airlines & Flights in Cat Bi Airport

Cat Bi Aviation has been exploited by many different airlines such as Vietnam Airlines, VietJet Air, Jetstar Pacific (Pacific Airlines), etc.

On average, there are about 100 domestic flights from/ to the airport. These flights connect Haiphong with provinces such as Ho Chi Minh City, Phu Quoc, Buon me Thuot, Pleiku, Nha Trang, and Da Nang.

From mid-2016, the airport was upgraded to Cat Bi Aviation Port (IATA code: HPH – ICAO: VVPB), with some routes connecting Hai Phong City with some major foreign cities such as Incheon (Korea); Osaka (Japan); Bangkok (Thailand); Singapore.

In the near future, Cat Bi International Airport is expected to promote its expansion to other countries, which means there will be more international flights from/ to the airport.

Besides services, structures, and architecture, another reason for which you should choose Cat Bi Airport is that it is close to many tourist attractions such as the Opera House, the strip of downtown Flower Gardens, and An Bien ancient temple. While waiting for your flight, you can pay a short visit to these places. It will be a great experience.

Above is our introduction to Cat Bi International Airport. For more detailed information or booking flights, please contact us through our website.

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