Airports Vietnam

Airports Vietnam

Tan Son Nhat Airport Vietnam

Tan Son Nhat Airport Vietnam

source wikipedia :  Vietnam operates 21 major civil airports, including three international gateways: Noi Bai in Hanoi, Da Nang International Airport in Da Nang, and Tan Son Nhat in Ho Chi Minh City. Tan Son Nhat is the nation’s largest airport, handling 75% of international passenger traffic. According to a state-approved plan, Vietnam will have 10 international airports by 2015 – besides the aforementioned three, these include Lien Khuong International Airport, Phu Bai International Airport, Cam Ranh International Airport, Phu Quoc International Airport, Cat Bi International Airport, Cần Thơ International Airport and Long Thanh International Airport. The planned Long Thanh International Airport will have an annual service capacity of 100 million passengers once it becomes fully operational in 2020.

Vietnam Airlines, the state-owned national airline, maintains a fleet of 69 passenger aircraft,[122][123] and aims to operate 150 by 2020. Several private airlines are also in operation in Vietnam, including Air Mekong, Jetstar Pacific Airlines, VASCO and VietJet Air.

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List of Major Airports

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Tan Son Nhat International Airport

Tan Son Nhat International Airport (IATA: SGN, ICAO: VVTS), is the largest airport in Vietnam. It is located 4 mi (6 km) north of the center (District 1) of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Tan Son Nhat International Airport operates from two terminal buildings – Domestic Terminal 1 and International Terminal 2. The new international terminal opened in September 2007 with the capacity of 8 to 10 million passengers per year, giving the airport a total capacity of 15-17 million passengers per annum.  the largest airport of Vietnam in terms of passengers handled (with a number of 17,538,000 passengers per year in 2012, accounting for 46.6% of Vietnam’s air passenger traffic),[7] serving Ho Chi Minh City as well as the rest of southeastern Vietnam. Its IATA code, SGN, is derived from the city’s former name of Saigon.   Leaving the International terminal building, the ATM area is at the right hand end. The official currency in Vietnam is the Dong (vnd), in summer 2014 trades at approximately 21,000 to USD. You will find 4 / 6 working ATM’s, some with a maximum withdrawal of 4,000,000 Dong. Do not leave the terminal without 300,000/500,000 Dong, it is the only legal currency in Vietnam and you will need it for paying food and taxi. The currency exchange shops inside the terminal are ok, with some currency better than some banks.

Taxi   Taxis are located on the left part of the terminal.

source : Trip Advisor    The two most reliable taxi company, Mai Linh, with car and van white and green, and the white Vinasun more frequent in HCMC. Depending on the hours taxi may be waiting at the curb, ignore any name apart the two mentioned, when one arrive the manager will magically appears and will ask for destination giving you a slip of paper with the taxi number.

You can also pay in advance at the Taxi counter before going out of the airport but it will not be cheaperMake sure you get a metered taxi!! The rates are regulated, and are based on distance and time waiting while en route. Read the cost on the meter to make sure you are not getting ripped off. The airport exit toll fee is 10,000 dong and the driver must pay it but they will always add 10/15.000 dong at your arrival. People (touts) may try and grab you and direct you to their taxi, and give you a rate of 250.000/500.000 dong. Don’t do it, get a metered cab instead.

The cheapest way is to take public city Bus # 152 parking in a lane few steps away on the right side from the Arrival’s entrance.
It takes you downtown to the Bus Station on the opposite side of the traffic round about from Ben Thanh market, at a cost of 6,000 dong + 6,000 dong if your luggage weighs 10kg or beyond. It runs every 20 minutes from 6 am until 6 pm.

An Airport counter for car rental is available at the Arrival terminal but you need a Vietnam driving licence. This counter belongs to Southern Airport Corporation.

if you need somewhere to store your bags for whatever reason, turn to the right as you exit the International terminal and head to the end of the building. You will find a staffed luggage storage area. You can leave your baggage there for as long as you need, cost is around 23.000 dong per hour.

Ho Chi Minh City Airport Terminal Map

source Ho Chi Minh City Airport Guide | Vietnam

Terminal Map – Arrivals

Ho Chi Minh City Airport Terminal Map - Arrivals

Terminal Map – Departures

Hanoi Airport (Noi Bai) Vietnam

Noi Bai International Airport (IATA: HAN, ICAO: VVNB), the biggest airport in northern Vietnam, serves the capital city of Hanoi. The airport is located 28 miles (45 km) from the city’s downtown.  A number of Vietnamese and international airlines operate from Hanoi Noi Bai Airport, including Vietnam Airlines, Pacific Airlines, AirAsia, Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong Airlines, Thai Airways, Lao Airlines, Nok Air and Tiger Airways. The airport terminal provides various services, shopping, currency exchange, ATMs and transportation options. The airport is currently the main hub of the country’s flag carrier Vietnam Airlines as well as a major hub of low-cost carriers Vietjet Air and Jetstar Pacific.  The airport is severely congested with a capacity of 9 million passengers yet serving a total of 15.2 million in 2013. This will be solved after the opening of the new International Terminal (Terminal 2) at the end of 2014. It will provide space for an additional 10 million passengers, increasing total capacity to 19 million per year. Various transportation services, including public taxis, minibus and public buses, are available to Hanoi Noi Bai Airport arrivals level.  2015 will see the launch of the first direct flights linking Hanoi and North America [1] which is home to a large population of Vietnamese. The routes will also link the Boeing assembly plants in Vietnam with the company’s headquarters.

Hanoi Airport

Hanoi Airport

source of map and some text Hanoi Airport Guide | Hanoi | Vietnam

Da Nang Airport

Da Nang Airport

Da Nang Airport

The Da Nang International Airport is the third busiest airport in Vietnam. It is an important transport hub in the central region. The airport is located 2 km from the city center. The new terminal building opened at the end of 2011 offering travelers modern facilities and a wide range of airport services, including many shopping and dining venues. Vietnam Airlines operates a number of daily flights to Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang and other destinations in Vietnam. International flights to Da Nang airport operate from Singapore, Seoul, South Korea and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  During the Vietnam War (1959–1975), the facility was known as Da Nang Air Base, and was a major United States military base. Once little more than a provincial airfield, the facility was expanded to 2,350 acres (950 ha) with two 10,000-foot (3,048 m) asphalt runways with concrete touchdown pads. parallel taxiways, and a heliport.  There are several car rentals companies including Avis, Budget, and Hertz.

source some text and photos   Da Nang Airport Guide | Da Nang | Vietnam and wikipedia 

ACV Airports Vietnam Corp

ACV Airports Vietnam Corp

http://en.vietnamairport.vn/pages/101/airports/1

NOI BAI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

20/3/2014

Noi Bai International Airport (IATA: HAN, ICAO: VVNB), the biggest airport in Northern Vietnam, serves the capital city of Vietnam. The airport is located 28 miles (45 kilometers) from the city’s central district. Noi Bai International Airport plays an important role as both a traffic gateway connecting the North and also connecting Vietnam with other countries all over the world. There are 29 international airlines operating at Noi Bai International Airport and, daily, an average of more than 250 flights is processed.

Traffic movement through Noi Bai International Airport has increased strongly in recent years and ACV has been constructing a new International Terminal (T2) to provide better services and a more modern travel experience to passengers. With over 140,000 m2 total space, the new terminal will able to serve up to 15 million passengers/year and traffic movement will be increased to 151,588 turns.

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TAN SON NHAT INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Tan Son Nhat International Airport, which is 7 kilometers away from the center of Ho Chi Minh City to the North, is the largest airport in Vietnam. This airport is a gateway to many different parts of the world, as well as an important air traffic hub to the South of  Vietnam and other countries within the region such as Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia. In 2011, Tan Son Nhat International Airport accounted for two-thirds of the total number of international passengers using air transportation in Vietnam. At present, there are more than 40 airlines operating at Tan Son Nhat International Airport daily with 360 flights daily on average. In the near future, this figure is expected to reach as high as 400 flights per day.

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CAN THO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Can Tho International Airport is an international trading gateway for Cuu Long Province and the surrounding Me Kong Delta region. The socio-economic developments of Cuu Long Delta and the growth of air transportation at Can Tho International Airport have a close and integrated connection, encouraging synergy and more speed in the development process. Can Tho International Airport is 8 kilometers away from the center of Can Tho City to the Northwest. The current carrying capacity of the airport has reached 2.4 million passengers per year.

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CAM RANH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Cam Ranh International Airport is located in the South-Central coastal part of Khanh Hoa province and famous for its attractive sea city which provides a beautiful setting for both domestic and foreign visitors. Cam Ranh International Airport plays a crucial role in passenger transportation and tourist service in the local city.

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CON DAO AIRPORT

Côn Đảo Prison (Vietnamese: Nhà tù Côn Đảo), also Côn Sơn Prison, is a prison on Côn Sơn Island (also known as Côn Lôn) the largest island of theCôn Đảo archipelago in southern Vietnam (today it is in Bà Rịa–Vũng Tàu Province. The prison was built in 1861 by the French colonists to jail those considered specially dangerous to the colonist government. Many of the high ranking leaders of Vietnam were detained here. It is ranked a special historical relic of national importance by the government of Vietnam.

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PHU QUOC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

16/3/2014

Phu Quoc International Airport is located in Duong To Commune, Phu Quoc District, Kien Giang Province. ACV has constructed a new international airport to be able to serve the swelling number of passengers traveling to these islands every year. Its passenger terminal has two separate levels for arriving and departing passengers and is equipped with all the technical systems and modern facilities needed to serve over 3 million passengers per year.

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DONG HOI AIRPORT

16/3/2014

Quang Binh land spreads out as a nice picture with mountains, sea, landscapes and famous spots as Ngang pass, Ly Hoa pass, Nhat Le estuary, Hac Hai lagoon, Cong Troi (Heaven gate), etc., especially, the natural heritage of Phong Nha – Ke Bang.Quang Binh is the land of rich culture and famous people. There is an archaeological site of Bau Tro, Hoa Binh and Dong Son cultures.

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LIEN KHUONG AIRPORT

15/3/2014

Lien Khuong Airport has an area of 337.1 ha, located in Duc Trong District, Lam Dong Province, 30 km away from Da Lat City’s Center along the national highway 20. This is a high population density region and an economic center of Lam Dong Province.

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VINH AIRPORT

14/3/2014

Vinh Airport is located in Nghi Lien commune, Vinh City, Nghe An Province; it borders: Nghi Trung & Nghi Truong commune in the north, Nghi Phu commune in the south, Nghi An commune in the east, Nghi Lien commune & National Highway 1A in the west; it is next to North-South railway and 14 km away from Cua Lo estuary.

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PHU BAI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

12/3/2014

Phu Bai International Airport has a strategic position in the economic, socio-cultural, defense development of Thua Thien Hue Province and North Central region, as a bridge connecting the domestic and international regions. Phu Bai International Airport plays an important role in exploiting the tourism potential of Hue as well as creating favorable conditions for trade activities, attracting investment and developing a number of potential fields such as education, health, nursing, ecotourism in the progress of promoting Hue to become the city under central administration in 2014.

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PLEIKU AIRPORT

11/3/2014

Pleiku Airport (IATA: PXU / ICAO: VVPK)

Located at an altitude of 780m over sea level, Pleiku ,the city of highland region contains many interesting things always make visitors go from surprise to surprise everytime over here.

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