Van Don chosen world’s best new airport

Van Don, Vietnam's first private airport, has been chosen the World's Leading New Airport 2019 by the World Travel Awards (WTA).

Van Don International Airport, located in Quang Ninh province, beat seven rivals from around the world to win the award. Officially inaugurated in December 2018, the airport is about 50 kilometers from Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO-recognized world heritage site.

The 'World's Leading New Airport' award was introduced by WTA last year, and its first winner was the Muscat International Airport, Oman. WTA said the award, announced Thursday, is based on rigorous evaluation of criteria, including the overall design of the airport, service quality, passenger satisfaction, and the customer experience in application of new technologies.

As of last month, nearly 1,800 flights had landed at Van Don airport. The number of passengers using the airport reached nearly 235,000.

Source: VOV5