Hanoi Noi Bai (HAN) Airport
Hanoi Noi Bai HAN Airport Overview
Noi Bai Airport is located in the northeast part of Vietnam, in the Phu Minh community of the Soc Son District , 27 km from downtown Hanoi, its capital city - reached via the new Nhat Tan Bridge, or by National Road 3 which connects it with the eastern suburbs of the city.
With two long runways and an estimated 15 million passengers a year, Hanoi Noi Bai International Airport is currently the main hub of flag carrier Vietnam Airlines, and is major hub of low-cost carriers Vietjet Air and Jetstar Pacific. It is also served by many other national & international airlines offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe.
In 2015, the first direct flights to North America are being launched.
Note to arriving travelers with checked baggage - It is important to know that, after collecting your baggage, you are required to present the remaining portion of your baggage claim, attached to your airline ticket, to the attendant stationed at the terminal exit. Hold on to it and do not discard it prematurely. Otherwise you cannot prove that the bag you reclaimed is yours.
Visa Requirements: Currently U.S. citizens will need a Vietnam Visa (available at the Vietnamese Embassy at both Washington, D.C. and San Francisco. However, Vietnamese-American citizens or an American citizen married to a Vietnamese citizen, may apply for a 5-year visa exemption, allowing entry for up to 90 days without visa.
Departure Tax for adults is about $14; children under 12 $7 - pay in dollars or dong.
Hanoi Airport now has two passenger terminals.
Current and future Airport developments: In June 2016 it was announced that in order to relieve congestion at Tan Son Nhat Airport - Noi Bai Airport is to be expanded, increasing capacity to at least 80M passengers a year. After submission of a feasibility report outlining the total cleared area covering over 30 hectars, and pending permits - it is hoped to start of construction.