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 the Southern Airports Corporation. 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 located 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.
Transfer Passengers at Ho Chi Minh Airport: (a) Those visiting a third country via Vietnam need to complete the check-in process at the transfer counter situated in the center of the Arrivals level - do not go through Immigration check. (b) passengers transiting from an international flight to a domestic flight need to complete arrivals procedures and then go to the domestic terminal nearby and check in at your connecting airline's counter.
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: 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.
Ho Chi Minh Tan Son Nhat SGN Airport Update History
- SGN Airports - Oct 28, 2013
- SGN Timezone - Oct 19, 2013
- SGN Layover - Oct 19, 2013
- SGN Guest Services - Oct 19, 2013
- SGN GMT Offset - Oct 19, 2013
- SGN Email - Oct 19, 2013
- SGN Buses & Trains - Oct 19, 2013
- SGN Airport Intro - Oct 19, 2013
- SGN Main Terminals - Jul 20, 2013
- SGN Security - Jul 19, 2013
- SGN Official Website Links - Jun 9, 2013
- SGN Airlines Served - Jun 9, 2013