Da Nang International Airport (DAD) is located in Hai Chau, a county of Da Nang city, about 5km from the city center. Though this is the third biggest airport after Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN) and Noi Bai International Airport (HAN), it is much smaller in size and volume of arrivals than the other two.
Da Nang International Airport was built in 1940 and served as an important military base until the Reunification in 1975. As of December 2011, the old airport base was closed and replaced by a brand new building nearby.
The old Danang Airport
The new Danang Airport - just steps away from the old building
The new airport currently in use contains two parallel runways with the length of approximately 3,050m each way, which can accommodate larger airplanes such as Boeing 747s, 767s, AirBus 330s, 340s or Antonov 124. With the capacity of six million passengers per year, the new airport has a lot more modern facility and services.
Departure hall of the new Danang Airport
The traffic volume in Da Nang International Airport is about 100 to 150 flights a day from more than 10 airlines. From Da Nang International Airport, it is easy to travel domestically to other destinations such as Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Pleiku, Qui Nhon with Vietnam Airlines or Jetstar Pacific.
Along with the domestic airways, there are many international flights, mostly from South East Asia and East Asia, like Seoul – Da Nang (Korean Air and Asiana Airlines), Guangzhou – Da Nang (China Southern Airlines) or Singapore – Da Nang (SilkAir). The airport is expected to receive more flights from popular destinations in adjacent territories such as Hong Kong, Japan or Thailand in the near future.
From Da Nang Airport to city center
Da Nang Airport is only 5km away from the city center and 8km from the beach resort areas. Taxis are currently the most convenient way to get from the airport to downtown area. You can flag one off as you exit the airport. Taxi rate is about $5 to hotels in downtown Danang and $8 to beach front resorts.