Ho chi minh airport terminals


Tan Son Nhat is Vietnam"s largest international airport & serves Ho Chi Minc City (formerly Saigon). The airport is lo


nhật bản Airport Consulting Company, KTOM (Kajima, Tasei, Obayashi & Maeda), ARINC Airport Systems


8 lớn 10 million a year then phase two will allow 15 million a year, the old terminal can handle 7 million a year in addition






The new terminal has allowed the introduction of many more shops & services at Tan Son Nhat airport.
Tan Son Nhat is Vietnam’s largest international airport và serves Ho Chi Minc City (formerly Saigon). The airport is located about four miles (7km) from downtown Ho Chi Minc City.

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Tan Son Nhat International Airport was first built in the 1930s, when the French Colonial government constructed a small unpaved airport, known as Tân Sơn Nhất Airfield, in the village of Tan Son Nhat. By 1956 US foreign aid had built a 7,200ft runway & the facility became South Vietnam’s international airport.

During the Vietphái nam War, Tan Son Nhat Air Base was an important base for both the United States Air Force (USAF) & the South Vietnamese Air Force (VNAF).

Prior lớn the kết thúc of the war in 1975, Tan Son Nhat International Airport had been one of the busiest airbases worldwide. In 2006, the airport served approximately 8.5 million passengers (compared with seven million in 2005) with 64,000 aircraft movements.


Tan Son Nhat Airport now accounts for nearly two-thirds of the international arrivals và departures in all of Vietnam’s airports. The airport is controlled by the Southern Airports Authority & has undergone various expansion projects khổng lồ keep up with demvà.

In 2002 the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam giới put forward a construction plan for a new international terminal at the airport. The project plan followed a special nhật bản Government Official Development Assistance (ODA) loan from the Japan Bank for International Cooperation JBIC of $260m (VND3.4tn).

The loan was provided for equipment purchases và for consultancy services & has a term of 40 years, with ten years interest miễn phí. JBIC loans normally cover 85% of project costs. The rest is sourced from the Southern Aviation Administration budget.


Construction of the new Tan Son Nhat Airport terminal began in August 2004 và was opened in the first quarter of 2007. The new terminal equipment meets international standards and includes ten luggage conveyor belts, eight sky bridges, đôi mươi escalators, 18 elevators, eight moving walkways, ten sets of automatic doors, 43 X-ray machines, and flight information boards và security equipment (CCTV và screening equipment).

The new terminal also has specialised retail areas, it will also offer other services such as the mạng internet, online ticket sales, entertainment areas, và health và beauty care.

The nhật bản Airport Consulting Company holds the thiết kế & construction contracts for the terminal, which it contracted out khổng lồ a consortium of four Japanese contractors, KTOM (Kajima Corporation, Taisei Corporation, Obayashi Corporation & Maeda Corporation) to construct the terminal & acquire & install theequipment.

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The four-storey terminal covers 100,000m², và has a capathành phố of eight khổng lồ ten million international passengers per annum. The second phase of the new terminal, to lớn be completed by 2010, will increase capađô thị to 15 million passengers a year. The older terminal will now serve domestic flights only.

By năm ngoái the Vietnamese are to build a new super airport at Long Thanh, which will supercede Tan Son Nhat completely; this will mean Tan Son Nhat Airport will then only handle domestic flights.


ARINC Inc was selected as the information technology subcontractor for products and services at the new terminal in 2005. ARINC installed state-of-the-art passenger giải pháp công nghệ including its iMUSE for check-in & boarding, AirVUE for flight information, BagLink for baggage messaging, & AirDB for operations and revenue management.

iMUSE công nghệ allows airlines lớn mô tả one common phối of workstations at the terminal’s departure gates & check-in desks. Common-use technology maximises the efficiency of airport operations & provides a high return on airport investment.

The ARINC AirVUE system is a multitruyền thông information manager, which allows passengers to lớn view real-time flight information on displays throughout the terminal. ARINC BagLink baggage message technology is designed khổng lồ avoid remote single-point failures by providing comprehensive sầu message processing on site, instead of relying on a remote VPS & network.


Prior lớn the new facility Tan Son Nhat operated from a single terminal building with separate sections for international và domestic flights. Four aerobridges were added in the late 1990s prior to lớn which planes parked away from the terminal and passengers took buses lớn and from the terminal.

The capacity of the old terminal is seven million passengers per annum. Arrivals và departures at the terminal are divided between two floors. While the new terminal was under construction the existing terminal was upgraded to lớn accommodate various planes, including heavy civilian aircraft lượt thích the Airbus A340 or Boeing 747-400.


Vietnam giới Airlines (based at the airport) are also currently in discussion with Boeing about the purchase of the new 7E7 Dreamliner aircraft for replacing their aging fleet. There could be an order for 15 aircraft worth over $120m each. The new aircraft would allow the airline lớn fly non-stop to lớn destinations in Europe & North America.

In September 2007 Vietphái mạnh Airlines will receive sầu their first Boeing 777, the first of four airplanes they have sầu ordered. By 2008 they hope lớn have sầu eight Boeing 777s in their fleet.

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