Da Nang Airport Quick Facts

Da Nang Airport Quick Facts

Airport Code
Da Nang International Airport IATA airport code is DAD and ICAO code is VVDN

Location
Located at 16°02′38″N 108°11′58″E 33 feet (10 meters) above sea level, Da Nang International Airport is located 2 km west of Da Nang city center.


 Capacity
Two runways:
17L/35R 11,483 ft - 3,500 m - Asphalt
17R/35L 10,000 ft - 3,048 m - Asphalt

History
Tourane 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 Da Nang 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.

In 2006, Da Nang Airport reached one million passengers per year. A new passenger terminal opened in December 2011 with 4-6 million passenger capacity.

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