TSN International Airport to receive over 30mln passengers per year

Ministry of Transport has just announced yesterday about an adjustment of detailed master plan for Tan Son Nhat International Airport from now until 2020, with vision towards 2030.

Tan Son Nhat International Airport (Photo:SGGP)

Head of Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) Lai Xuan Thanh said that the adjustment includes many phases such as the airport will be expanded its area to eight hectares for 82 parking areas for B747, B777, B787, A350, A321 aircrafts, reaching the level-4E standard by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) with capacity of 25 million passengers per year.

In first eight months this year, facing many economic challenges, Tan Son Nhat Airport also received over 17, 5 million passengers and 279, 786 tons of cargo, reaching a growth rate of  18, 5 percents and 7, 8 percents for number of passengers and cargo respectively compared to the same period last year. as if, the airport will receive nearly 25 million passengers in last four months of 2015, added Mr. Lai Xuan Thanh.

The adjustment is based on the technological parameters, however, in fact,  Son Nhat Airport can receive over 30 million passengers per year compared to its target. 

In order to alleviate traffic congestion at Ho Chi Minh City Tan Son Nhat International Airport, Deputy Minister of Transport Nguyen Nhat asked relevant agencies to collaborate closely with other offices to achieve the best services and hasten the progress of Long Thanh Airport.

Long Thanh  Airport is an airport development project which is built to alleviate traffic congestion at Ho Chi Minh City Tan Son Nhat International Airport.

By Nguyen Khoa- Translated by Huyen Huong

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