French consulting firm ADP Ingénierie and the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam have entered a memorandum of understanding related to the planned expansion of Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport.

The 12-month project will see ADP Ingénierie complete a masterplan for the airport’s future development, and make projections for the airport’s growth requirements to 2030 and 2050.

The projects were awarded by a France’s FASEP government fund. Both fall under a framework agreement between Hanoi and Paris under which France supports the development of Vietnam’s aviation sector.

In 2016, Hanoi said it was contemplating a major upgrade for Noi Bai, which would see the addition of new terminal buildings and a third runway.

The objective was boosting capacity to 35 million passengers annually by 2030, and to 50 million passengers after 2050. Cargo capacity would go from 260,000t annually now to 500,000t annually in 2050.

In April 2018, Vietnam prime minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc approved an ADP-Ingénierie plan for a new terminal at Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat International Airport.

Source: Cirium Dashboard