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 is in terms of area size, Vietnam's largest international airport, operated by  Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV). The Airport, whose code SGN refers to the former city name of 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, South Vietnam, which is Vietnam's largest commercial city, and is accessible via motorway 22.

With two very long runways serving over 16 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. Project approval was received  for a $108M International Terminal expansion project starting  November 2014 and expected to end by 2017/8.  The Terminal is to get another 22,000 square meters added to its existing 116,000. When completed, it is to have 120 check-in desks, 10 jet bridges, 19 gates, and accommodate up to 13M passenger a year. 

2. New Airport:  Stage I of construction is now set to start in 2015 on the new Long Thanh International Airport, which is to become Vietnam's premier airport , 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.  It is expected that the first of 3 phases will be completed by 2020, including a large passenger terminal, 2 runways accommodating the Airbus , and associated facilities.
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; & after 2035 it is to be a standby airport only.

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