Van Don International Airport in northeast Vietnam has been named 'World's Leading New Airport 2019' at the 26th annual World Travel Awards (WTA).
Sau, speaking at the awards ceremony in Muscat, Oman, added: "This award is a strong motivation for us, and we will continue our efforts to deliver gold-standard service to all of the passengers arriving and departing every day."
In its first eleven months of operations, Van Don International Airport has welcomed a total of 1,796 flights and around 235,000 passengers.
Currently the airport has four direct international routes from China and Korea, and two domestic routes from Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang City in Central Vietnam.
More flights from China, Japan and Thailand will be added by the end of 2019, and domestic operations are also scheduled for expansion with flights from other provinces and cities to be added.
Written by Joe Bates