There are three main International airports in Vietnam serving the three main areas of Vietnam. All airports in Vietnam are run by the Airports Corporation of Vietnam part of the Ministry of Transport. The company headquarters is located in Tan Son Nhat International Airport, the busiest airport in Vietnam. The roads in Vietnam are very underdeveloped and due to this the roads are so busy so many people choose to fly as it is less hassle.
Three Main International Airports in Vietnam
Tan Son Nhat International Airport
Tan Son Nhat International Airport situated in Ho Chi Minh City is Vietnam's largest international airport.
Following the opening of its new international terminal in September 2007, Tan Son Nhat has two major terminal buildings with separate sections for international and domestic flights. The capacity of the new terminal, once fully completed, will be 8 million passengers per annum. When Long Thanh International Airport is completed, Tan Son Nhat will serve domestic passengers only.
Noi Bai International Airport
Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, is the largest airport in the north of the country. The airport is located 28 miles (45 km) from the city's downtown.
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DaNang International Airport
Danang International Airport is located in Danang, the largest city in central Vietnam. It is the third international airport in the country, besides Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi nand Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City, and is an important gateway to access central Vietnam.
It is estimated that it will serve 6 million travellers in 2016, which would be the upper limit of the terminals capacity so an expansion of the new terminal is currently considered to increase its capacity to 10 million passengers per annum by 2020.
Nha Trang Airport
Other Airports in Vietnam:
Nha Trang Airport (Cam Ranh) is located on the South China Sea shore south of Nha Trang near the town of Cam Ranh. In December, 2009 Cam Ranh International Airport was opened and it now handles all domestic and international flights to Nha Trang.
Phu Quoc International Airport
Airports Corporation of Vietnam began construction of the airport on 23 November 2008 and after five years work the airport operated its inaugural flight on 15 December 2012. The airport has a single 3000m runway, capable of handling aircraft like the Airbus A350 and Boeing 747.
Long Thanh International Airport
Long Thanh International Airport is an airport planned for construction in Long Thanh, southern Vietnam. Located approximately 40 km (25 mi) northeast of Ho Chi Minh City, it is intended to become operational by 2020. It will serve over 100 million passengers annually when built to the maximum designed capacity.