Phu Bai International Airport was built by the French in 1940, the clay runway with size 1,280m x 40m, then upgraded and renovated into the present-day asphalt runway.
Phu Bai International Airport is a mixed military airport and civil aviation serving the movement of people in Hue City, Thua Thien Hue, and another vicinity area. The Airport is located 15km southeast of Hue city center (20-30 minutes by car).
International airport has code HUI (IATA code) and VVPB (ICAO code)
Phu Bai International Airport is located on National Highway 1A, within the administrative boundary of Phu Bai Ward, Huong Thuy Town, Thua Thien – Hue province.
Address: Area 8, Phu Bai Town, Huong Thuy Town, Thua Thien Hue Province.
Telephone / fax: 0234 3861 131; 0234 3861131
The infrastructure of Phu Bai International Airport
Runway: 01 runway with a length of 2,700 meters; 45m wide
Aircraft apron (Apron): size 298m x 103.5m, 06 parking positions A320, A321 and equivalent.
Operate aircraft A320, A321 and equivalent
Airport level: 4C
Civil airport combined with military flight activities
Passenger terminal: includes 02 floors with an area of 6.539m2
Throughput capacity: 1.5 million passengers / year
Service hours: 24 / 24h.
Phu Bai International Airport has an important position and role in the economic, cultural, social and defense development strategy of Thua Thien – Hue province and the North Central region; a bridge between regions in the country and the world.
Recently, the People’s Committee of Thua Thien Hue province has asked the Ministry of Transport to agree on investment policy to extend the runway at Phu Bai international airport.
Specifically, a runway has been completed (No. 1, size 2700mx45m), ensuring to receive A320 / A321 airplanes and equivalent, serving 1.5 million passengers / year. Particularly, the system of taxiways so far has only 1 main taxiway and 6 branch roads. It is worth mentioning, only 2/6 of the taxiways are still in use, the rest are damaged.
In 2019, Airport Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) will continue to invest in Terminal T2, which is expected to be completed in 2021, ensuring 5 million passengers / year.
According to the planning of Phu Bai international airport to 2020 with orientation to 2030, approved by the Prime Minister in Decision 1029 / QD-TTg, by 2020, the existing runway No. 1 will be extended to 3,048. mx 45 m; complete parallel taxiway 3,048 m long and 6 connecting taxiways; Guarantee to receive aircraft B767, B777. After 2020, extend the parallel taxiway to 3,800 m and build one more connecting taxiway.
Utilities at this airport
Hue Airport meets international airport standards, so there are many modern and fully equipped services. Specifically:
- Banking and ATM services.
- Free trolley service.
- Luggage packing service.
- Free drinking water service.
- Wifi internet service for free
- Free battery charging service.
- Luggage storage service.
- Health services.
- Children’s play area.
- Food Service.
- Rest service.
How to move from Phu Bai International airport to Hue city center?
To move from Phu Bai airport to Hue, there are many options such as Phu Bai airport transfer, motorbike, bus, or airport taxi.
Taxi is the fastest and most convenient way to travel from Phu Bai airport to Hue city center. Hue tourists can take a taxi parked outside the airport.
Taxi prices to Hue fluctuate around 200,000 VND.
In addition, you can use the service of Shared Taxi with the price from only 170,000 VND / car.
Line 2 and Line 11 are two routes moving from Phu Bai airport to Hue. You can refer to the Phu Bai Hue airport bus to get more information about other buses in Hue. The price is only from 4,000 – 7,000 VND / time.
Distance from Phu Bai International Airport to attractions in Hue
From Phu Bai airport (HUI) you can move to the hotel to check-in and store your luggage, then depart to visit famous tourist destinations in Hue such as:
Hue Citadel is located in the northern area of the Perfume River, with unique architectural art that attracts domestic and foreign tourists to visit. Citadel used to be the administrative center of the Nguyen Dynasty and was also the living place of kings in ancient times.
Phu Bai Airport is about 16 km from Hue Citadel.
Thien Mu Pagoda
This is a very famous temple in Hue, about 5km from the city center. Thien Mu Pagoda, also known as Linh Mu Pagoda, is located on Ha Khe Hill, close to the Perfume River. Visiting this temple, you will admire the ancient beauty, the quiet scenery, and Phuoc Duyen tower – the symbol of Hue.
Phu Bai Airport (Hue) is about 20 km from Thien Mu Pagoda.
Khai Dinh tomb
When traveling to Hue, you can not ignore the tombs, including the Khai Dinh Tomb. You will admire the top-notch architecture, with extremely sophisticated glass and porcelain shapes. Not only that, visiting Khai Dinh Tomb you also learn about the history of the Nguyen Dynasty.
Phu Bai Airport is about 17 km from Khai Dinh Tomb.
Dong Ba Market
Dong Ba Market is considered a symbol of Hue dreaming, the market has been around for a long time. The market becomes a famous shopping and sightseeing spots in Hue with all kinds of items. So, you can go to Dong Ba market to buy gifts for your Hue trip.
Phu Bai Airport is about 16 km from Dong Ba market.
Hue National School
You can change the wind when you go to Hue National School, a school with beautiful architecture. Not only can you admire the scenery of this temple, but also enjoy taking pictures of beautiful virtual life here.
About 15km from Phu Bai airport to Hue National School.