When the work is finished, around 26 months later, the terminal will be able to receive 13 million passengers a year compared to 10 million at the moment, Le Manh Hung, CEO of the Airports Corporation of Vietnam, was quoted as saying on Wednesday. The project was part of a bigger plan to upgrade the capacity of the country's largest airport to 26 million passengers a year. The airport, with two terminals, reached its designed capacity of 20 million passengers in 2013, three years earlier than expected. Tan Son Nhat received more than 22 million passengers last year. According to the Airports Corporation of Vietnam, the domestic terminal will also be expanded and there will be more parking spaces. In the meantime, lawmakers are expected to vote later this month on the government's plan to build the $15.8 billion Long Thanh airport in neighboring Dong Nai Province to replace Tan Son Nhat. Under the plan, 11 percent of the fund will come from the state budget and the rest from … [Read more...] about Vietnam to expand Tan Son Nhat airport this month: report
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Under the plan recently approved by the transport ministry, the airport in Ho Chi Minh City will be around eight hectares bigger. The expansion will allow 82 airplanes to be parked at the same time, twice the current number. With the exception of runways, many parts of the airport including its terminals will also be upgraded so that it can serve 25 million passengers a year in 2020. Tan Son Nhat Airport received more than 22 million passengers last year, compared to its designed capacity of 20 million passengers, Deputy Transport Minister Nguyen Nhat said. The capacity of its goods terminal which handled 406,000 tons last year will also be increased to 500,000 tons a year. However, Nhat warned, even after expansion, congestion will likely continue at the airport as Long Thanh, a bigger airport designated to replace Tan Son Nhat, will not be operational until 2023. The number of passengers at Tan Son Nhat has been projected to hit 40 million a year by 2025. Located in the nearby Dong … [Read more...] about Overcrowded Tan Son Nhat Airport to have $283-million expansion
Maintenance work at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City will start on April 10 as scheduled, and end before June 30, despite concerns that maintenance work will affect holiday-season passengers. Transport Minister Dinh La Thang agreed to the schedule at a meeting with the Civil Aviation Authority on April 2. The maintenance work will take place in the national holiday period from April 28 to May 3 which covers the Hung Kings celebrations, Reunification Day and International Labour Day. Chairman of the Airports Corporation of Vietnam, Nguyen Nguyen Hung, said the maintenance would have little impact on passengers. Hung said repair work would upgrade both the taxiway and apron at the country's largest airport. However, Chief of the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam Lai Xuan Thanh, believes flights would be affected, and said there must be co-ordination among airlines to minimise the effects of the maintenance work, which required the closure of a taxi-way. At a press … [Read more...] about Tan Son Nhat Airport upgrade to go ahead
An important recent incident persuaded me to write this piece. Yakabe Yoshinori, Japan’s deputy general consul in Ho Chi Minh City, held a meeting with Dong Nai Province authorities on February 14 to discuss construction of Long Thanh International Airport. It was reported that the Japanese government is still undecided whether to provide official development assistance funding for the project. At the meeting, Yoshinori said his government has not made a final decision because the airport remains controversial in Vietnam. Some people are calling for upgrading Tan Son Nhat International Airport in nearby Ho Chi Minh City instead of building a new one in Dong Nai. I am frustrated by the whole thing, especially the criticism of the construction of Long Thanh. I had thought that the criticism lacked conviction and would not have a significant bearing on the decision to go ahead. I did not expect it to end up affecting the Japanese government’s decision on assistance for what … [Read more...] about Why don’t we close Tan Son Nhat airport?
The Ministry of Defence will hand over 20 hectares of land near Tan Son Nhat International Airport to the Ministry of Transport for an airport expansion, said an official. Tan Son Nhat airport Speaking during an online conference last week, Phung Quang Thanh, Minister of Defence, said the ministry will allocate an additional 20 hectares of land for an additional expansion. The land would be used to improve transport infrastructure and expand Cong Hoa Street, which connects to the airport, he said. Vo Van Tuan, deputy head of the general staff of Viet Nam People's Army, told Nguoi Lao Dong (the Labourer) newspaper on Tuesday that the ministry will allocate the land as soon as possible to reduce overloading at the airport. The demand for the airport expansion is very high because the airport is overloaded not only in passenger terminals but also in airplane parking areas, runways and roads connecting to the airport, said an official of Tan Son Nhat Airport. Previously, the Ministry … [Read more...] about Tan Son Nhat Airport to be expanded