Danang International airport (DAD, Sân bay Đà Nẵng ) is the third busiest airport in the Vietnam. Located at 16°02′38″N 108°11′58″E 33 feet (10 meters) above sea level, on the shore of the South China Sea between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh, 770 km from Hanoi and 860 km from Ho Chi Minh City. The Danang International Airport is important transportation hub in the region and airport IATA airport code is DAD and ICAO code is VVDN. Danang International airport (DAD) has 2 terminals (T1) domestic and (T2) international. The T1 terminal with the area 14,500 m2, 3 floors with basement. Terminal T2 is 210,000 m2 includes 2 separate arrival and departure stations. Two runways: 17L/35R 11,483 ft – 3,500 m – Asphalt and 17R/35L 10,000 ft – 3,048 m – Asphalt
Direct International flights are connecting Kuala Lumpur, Macau, Seoul–Incheon, Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Siem Reap, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai–Pudong, Guangzhou, Singapore, Tokyo–Narita, Osaka–Kansai, Taipei–Taoyuan, Bangkok–Don Mueang and domestic flights reaching Buon Ma Thuot, Can Tho, Dalat, Hai Phong, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Nha Trang.
Touraine Airport was built by the French colonial government in the 1930s as a civilian airport. During World War II, and the Japanese occupation of French Indochina, the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force used it as a military air base. The airport was used by the French Air Force during the French Indochina War (1945–1954). In 1953/54 the French laid a NATO-standard 7,800-foot (2,400 m) asphalt runway at Tourane. During the Vietnam War (1959–1975), the facility was known as Danang Air Base and was a major United States military base. The airport was expanded to 2,350 acres with two 10,000-foot (3,048 m) asphalt runways.
The 18-month Danang International Airport project has successfully completed on schedule with the highest quality. The terminal is opened on May 19 and ready to welcome visitors, especially delegates of APEC Summit 2017. The project was started on November 15, 2015 and is scheduled to be completed in May 2017. This is the big challenge that contractors have to complete the international passenger terminal in 18 months with a total floor area of 48,755 square meters, including two areas and other complex items. However, with the great efforts of all contractors, the project has been successfully complete in accordance with the investor requirements.
ATAD is proud to be the steel structure contractor of the project for structural steel frame and covering items. The project “Passenger Terminal – Danang International Airport” has three main components: an international passenger terminal, an overpass in front of the terminal and a parking area with a total investment of VND3.5 trillion (US$156 million). This is the first social investment project in the Vietnamese aviation sector. The main terminal has a total area of 48,000 m2. ATAD applied in the project a roofing solution characterized by steel space frame. From distance, the lounge roof structure with soft wavy shapes, whose design is inspired by seagulls, is highlighted under Danang’ sun.
The new terminal is designed and equipped with modern facilities, featuring 40 ticket counters and ten gates. Its capacity is 6 million passengers a year.
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