Ho Chi Minh Tan Son Nhat (SGN) Airport

Ho Chi Minh Tan Son Nhat SGN Airport Overview

Ho Chi Minh Tan Son Nhat International Airport SGN in Souh Vietnam is in terms of area size, Vietnam's largest international airport, operated by  Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) and controlled by the Southern Airports Authority. Tan Son Nhat Airport - whose code SGN refers to the former city name Saigon - has experienced phenomenal growth, but is hindered from further expansion by its location inside a crowded  City.

SGN Airport is situated within city limits, in the Tan Binh District, 8 km from the city center (District 1) of Ho Chi Minh City, which is Vietnam's largest commercial city, and is accessible via motorway 22.

With two very long runways serving over 20.1 million passengers yearly (over half of Vietnam's total passenger traffic), Tan Son Nhat International Airport is hub to Air Mekong, VASCO, Vietnam & Jetstar Pacific airlines, and it is served by a growing number of international airlines offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe.

NOTE that due to the rapid increase in passenger numbers, count on long lines and flight delays.

Visitors picking up passengers need to meet them outside the terminal, where taxis, mortorcycles & buses are waiting.

The passenger terminal complex at Tan Son Nhat Airport consists of two passenger terminals - the old Domestic Terminal and the new International Terminal. 

Future Airport Developments: 
1. International Terminal Expansion project is ongoing - to be completed by 2017/8 - whereupon it is to have 120 check-in desks, 10 jet bridges, 19 gates, cover 138,000 square meters, & accommodate up to 13M passenger a year. 

2. New Long Thanh International Airport: 
Tan Son Nhat Airport (with a 25M passenger capacity) shows an annual passenger growth rate of 15 percent and should reach full- or over-capacity by 2017. As airport expansion is not feasible, the Government has overwhelmingly approved construction of a new Long Thanh International Airport, located outside of the City.  Phase 1 construction is to start 2016, with second phase starting 2030, & third phase thereafter.  The new Airport is to be located  in Long Thanh county, Dong Nai province - about 50 km NE of Ho Chi Minh City, and 70 km SW of the oil-rich city of Vung Tau, near Highway 51A. Current proposal is that Long Thanh Airport is to handle 90 percent of international, and 20 percent of domestic flights, while the Tan Son Nhat Airport will handle the rest and become later  a standby airport only.

NOTE:  As Vietnam is gradually adding smaller airports in yet unserved regions, construction started on an airport in the south-central resort town of Phan Thiet, expected to open 2018.


  • Address:

    Ho Chi Minh, Tan Binh District
    Viet Nam
  • Website for Ho Chi Minh Tan Son Nhat: http://en.vietnamairport.vn/
  • Phone: +84 8 3 848 5383 /fax 844 5127

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