Not until 2017, Phu Quoc Airport was put into service with the first flight. Currently, this is one of the three important airports in the southern region of Vietnam, an important trade gateway, attracting investment capital and promoting economic development in Phu Quoc Island and the Southern region as well.
Visitor photosat Phu Quoc airport (Source: Marco López)
I - Contact & airport code
The IATA of Phu Quoc airport code is PQC, ICAO code is VVPQ.
Headquarters: Group 2, Hamlet Duong To, Duong To Commune, Phu Quoc District, Kien Giang Province
Phone number: (0773) 3.848.077
Fax: (0773) 3,846.693
II - Location
Vietnam Phu Quoc Airport is located at the intersection of the Runway 10/28 and the taxiway axis to the aircraft park, with coordinates 10°11'11''N, 103° 9'35''E (according to the coordinate system WGS-84), particularly in the southern part of Phu Quoc island.
Phu Quoc Island (Source: Vietravel)
The distance between the airport and the center of Duong Dong town is about 10 km for a 5 minute drive. Around the airport, there are a number of tourist destinations that can be reached immediately as you arrive at the airport such as: Suoi Tranh Tourism Area, Ham Ninh Fishing Village, Dinh Cau, Da Ban Stream, Vinpearl Safari Phu Quoc, Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc and Rach Vem Fishing Village.
Phu Quoc nearest airports: Can Tho Airport (285km) & Tan Son Nhat Airport (390km).
III - Physical - technical infrastructure
Area of the airport: 904,55 ha
Runway: Phu Quoc International Airport has 01 runway in the East-West direction and is symbolized by 10-28, 3000m long and 45m wide.
Areas at the airport:
Passenger terminal, in which the international terminal is located in the east and the domestic terminal is located in the west.
36 airport check-in counters for passengers (18 for international passengers, 18 domestic ones)
10 security scanners (6 for international passengers, 4 for domestic ones)
3 arrival conveyor belts (1 for international passengers, 2 for domestic ones)
Capacity of the airport:
In phase 1 (designed to 2020 with a capacity of 2.65 million passengers / year) 8 aircraft parking positions will be put into operation, including 1 position for large aircrafts of B777 or equivalent, 4 parking positions for aircrafts of A321 / 320, 4 parking positions for small aircrafts of ATR72 and not equipped with telescopes.
IV - Services at the Phu Quoc international airport
Services at the Phu Quoc international airport (Source: Vietnam Airline)
1 - Free Wifi
Arrive here passengers can use the free wifi with high speed, convenient for data searching or entertainment during the flight.
2 - Free drinks
The airport is always equipped with clean water fountains at the airport to serve passengers.
3 - Medical services
If any passengers as well as staff feel unwell or require medical assistance here, please come directly or contact the medical room at the station or the ground staff.
4 - Catering
The airport serves a variety of dishes for customers to enjoy on the spot or buy as gifts.
5 - Phu Quoc airport lounge
The VIP lounges are available to support tourists and passengers for taking a rest or a private space to work and rest.
6 - Special support services
For passengers who have difficulty moving, this airport has wheelchair and meal service; when passengers are unable to move themselves on the ladder, they will be supported by a concierge staff or for those who are children traveling alone or passengers with auditory and visual disabilities, they will receive special assistance. ATM and money exchange service, SIM card and shopping counters are all available here.
V - Airlines and flight routes
1 - Airlines
Airlines (Source: Internet)
Domestic Airlines: Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air, Jetstar Pacific, Bamboo Airways
International Airlines: Bangkok Airways, Air Asia, Azur Air, Asiana Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Donghai Airlines, Jeju Air, Korean Air, Hainan Airlines.
2 - Flight routes
Some main flight routes that Phu Quoc International Airport are exploiting:
Domestic flights routes:
- Phu Quoc - Noi Bai international airport (Hanoi)
- Phu Quoc - Cat Bi international airport (Hai Phong)
- Phu Quoc - Vinh international airport
- Phu Quoc - Da Nang international airport
- Phu Quoc - Lien Khuong international airport (Da Lat)
- Phu Quoc - Tan Son Nhat international airport (Ho Chi Minh city)
International flight routes:
- Phu Quoc - Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
- Phu Quoc - Bangkok (Thailand)
- Phu Quoc - Hongkong
- Phu Quoc - Seoul (Korea)
- Phu Quoc - airports in China: Guangzhou, Qingdao, Chengdu, NanNing, Shenzhen.
VI - Moving from Phu Quoc airport to the center of island
Taxi in airport (Source: Thuexequynhon)
1 - Taxis
This is the most convenient and fastest way to get to the center, with the price ranging from 7,8USD ~ 9,5USD depending on the taxi company and the destination. Three taxi companies in Phu Quoc you can use are Mai Linh Taxi, Hoang Long Taxi and Phu Quoc Taxi.
2 - Motorbike taxi
Motorbike taxis will be suitable for those traveling alone with little luggage. These motorbikes are in the outdoor parking lot just to the right of the airport exit.
From the airport, you can call for a motorbike taxi to areas of the famous beaches in Phu Quoc:
- From the airport to Duong Dong: 3USD
- From the airport to Long Beach: 1,3USD
- From the airport to Bai Sao: 4,3USD
- From the airport to Ong Lang Beach: 5,2USD
3 - Renting a motorbike at Phu Quoc airport
Here is the list of some units offering services like renting and delivering motorbikes to the airport entrance, which is very convenient for you:
Minh Man service: +84 913 027 823
Van Vu service: +84 987 539 960
Mr. Tinh service: +84 909 895 969 or +84 987 441 799
Mr. Phu service: +84 909 296 989 or +84 977 893 979
Motorbike rental costs from 5,2USD to 6,5USD, depending on the type of motorbike. Normally the fuel tank will contain about 1 liter for you to go back to the town.
For further information such as Phu Quoc Airport departures, arrivals, duty fee, and flights status, please check the official website (www.vietnamairport.vn/phuquocairport/en/).
In general, Phu Quoc international airport is the most important gate to access this amazing island.