Danang International Airport welcomes over ten million domestic and international passengers every year, making it a vital transportation hub for both the city of Da Nang and the central provinces. Since its opening, the airport has played a significant role in fostering economic, tourism, and cultural development in the region. To fully enjoy all that Da Nang has to offer, it is important for tourists to familiarize themselves with the services and amenities available at the airport.
1. Where is Danang Airport? What is its significance?
- Danang International Airport address: Hoa Thuan Tay Ward, Hai Chau District, Danang City.
- Danang International Airport code:
- IATA (International Air Transport Association) code: DAD
- ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) code: VVDN
Danang International Airport is one of the three biggest airports in Vietnam, together with Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi and Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City. This airport is located in Hai Chau, a county of Danang, about 5 kilometers away from the city center.
Danang International Airport, formerly known as Tourane Airport, was constructed by the French colonial government in the 1930s for military purposes. Today, the airport serves as a major transportation hub for both domestic and international passengers. In December 2011, a new passenger terminal was inaugurated, boasting modern facilities and capacity to accommodate between 4 to 6 million passengers annually.
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2. The infrastructure of International Danang Airport
As the main hub for several domestic airlines such as Vietnam Airlines, Pacific Airlines, Vietjet Air and Bamboo Airways and many other international airlines, Danang Airport offers top-notch amenities and services to provide the best travel experiences for tourists.
The airport features two paved, parallel runways, 17L/35R and 17R/35L, capable of accommodating large and modern aircrafts.
- 17L/35R: 3,500 meters long and 45.72 meters wide
- 17R/35L: 3,048 meters long and 45.72 meters wide
Danang International Airport’s apron consists of 21 aircraft parking stands, also known as gates, located in both domestic and international terminals. These stands provide ample space for airplanes to park, unload and load passengers, and prepare for takeoff.
2.3. Passenger terminals
Danang International Airport in Danang, Vietnam consists of two terminals: one for domestic flights and the other for international ones. The airport offers international air routes to Southeast Asian and North Asian countries, such as Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, China, and South Korea.
- Danang Airport terminal 1: 36,600 square meters, with an annual capacity of between 4 to 6 million passengers
- Danang Airport terminal 2: 48,000 square meters, with an annual capacity of 6 million passengers
Danang Airport offers a wide range of amenities to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable experience for passengers:
- The airport provides a free Wi-fi network, with complimentary newspapers and TV in the lounge.
- This airport boasts state-of-the-art facilities, including a VIP lounge, ATMs, charging stations, currency exchange services, a dedicated children's area, medical facilities, and border visa stamping services.
- Passengers have a variety of dining options, including numerous restaurants serving Asian and European dishes such as Pho 24, Burger King, and Big Bowl. There are also some coffee houses, such as Highland Coffee and Tealive.
- The airport features an extensive range of retail outlets including souvenir and duty-free shops, where passengers can purchase clothes, jewelry, and many more.
3. How to get from Danang Airport to the city center and vice versa?
The journey from Danang Airport to the city center by car typically takes between 10 and 15 minutes. There are several transportation options available, such as taxis, public buses, shuttle buses, or renting a motorbike.
- By taxi: A taxi is a popular and convenient transportation option that allows for fast and efficient movement, especially suitable for those traveling in large groups, with elderly people or children. The taxi fare from Danang Airport to the city center is approximately VND 80,000 - 120,000 per trip. There are many reputable taxi companies operating at this airport, including:
- Mai Linh Taxi Da Nang (05184.108.40.206.56)
- Taxi VinaSun Green (05220.127.116.11.68)
- Taxi of Han River Da Nang (0518.104.22.168.72)
- Taxi Tien Sa Da Nang (0522.214.171.124.79)
- Taxi XANH SM (19002088)
Among these options, XANH SM Taxi is a reliable, eco-friendly, and comfortable transportation choice. XANH SM Taxi - the first electric taxi company in Vietnam, operated entirely with VinFast electric cars. Customers who travel by XANH SM taxi not only receive an excellent standard of service, but they also join XANH SM in its efforts to reduce vehicle emissions and safeguard the environment. XANH SM provides standard and luxury taxi service, airport taxi, with attractive promotions. Customers can easily book a taxi in 04 ways:
(1) Call the national hotline 1900 2088
(2) Wave on the street like a traditional taxi
(3) Book on the Taxi Xanh SM app. Click HERE to download the app
(4) Use the beVinFast service on the multi-service customer platform BE to book Xanh SM taxi
- By bus: You can choose from eight different bus routes to get to the city center from Danang Airport. The bus fare is around VND 10,000 per trip. The bus routes available are:
- Da Nang Central Bus Station - Hoi An Bus Station: Bus No. 1
- Kim Lien - Han Market: Bus No. 2
- Da Nang - Ai Nghia Bus Station: Bus No. 3
- Da Nang - Tam Ky: Bus No. 4
- Da Nang - My Son Sanctuary: Bus No. 6
- Hung Vuong Street - Tien Son: Bus No. 11
- Hoang Sa Bus Station - Truong Sa Parking Lot: Bus No. 12
- By airport shuttle: In addition to public buses, some travel agencies or hotels also arrange private Danang airport shuttle to pick up guests at the airport. You can consult with the agencies about this if you want to get from either Danang Airport to the city center or Danang Airport to Hoi An.
4. Important notes for your best experience at Danang Airport
To ensure a seamless and enjoyable trip, it is essential for passengers to take note of the following guidelines when arriving and departing at Danang Airport.
- Passengers must carefully check and secure their identification documents to prevent any loss or misplacement. It is especially important to remain vigilant after each check-in and security check as losing your identification may adversely impact your trip.
- It is recommended that passengers wrap their luggage with plastic bags or use a suitcase with a lock to minimize the possibility of property loss.
- If there are any checked-in bags, passengers should ensure that they estimate the weight accurately to avoid exceeding the specified number of kilograms. Any excess weight may delay the check-in process, and ultimately affect the boarding time.
- To ensure that you do not miss or take the wrong luggage, it is imperative that you carefully check both your hand luggage and baggage before departing the airport.
- Be aware of the check-in time at the airport to prevent any delays or inconveniences. For domestic flights, check-in counters will open two hours before the scheduled take-off time and stop working 40 minutes before take-off. Similarly, for international flights, check-in counters will open three hours before the scheduled take-off time and stop working 50 minutes before take-off.
- The distance from Danang International Airport to some famous tourist attractions in the city is as follows: Dragon Bridge (3.2 kilometers), Han Market (3.6 kilometers), My Khe Beach (6.5 kilometers), Linh Ung Pagoda (14 kilometers), and Hoi An Ancient Town (30 kilometers).
Arriving in Da Nang, you will have the experience of a vibrant ambiance of the city, along with beautiful attractions that will not stop you from moving onward. Do not forget to visit some landmarks of this awe-inspiring city, such as Da Nang Museum, Da Nang Night Market, Han River Bridge, Dragon Bridge, Son Tra Mountain, Da Nang Cathedral, and so on.
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Danang International Airport marks the start of an unforgettable adventure in a stunning city, offering a range of amenities and services to ensure you and your companions travel with ease and comfort. We hope that the information we provide will assist you on your journey and make your experience at the airport as smooth and enjoyable as possible.
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