Tan Son Nhat Airport was first constructed in the 1930s by the French Colonial government as small unpaved airport.
By the mid 1950’s USA built a 7,200-foot (2,190 m) runway and terminal facilities to become South Viet Nam's international airport.
During the Viet Nam War, Tan Son Nhut Air Base was used by both the United States and the South Vietnamese Air Force (VNAF).
Ho Chi Minh City Tan Son Nhat International Airport, a joint civilian and military airport, is located 4 miles (6 km) north of the center of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).
It operates from two terminal buildings, a Domestic Terminal 1 and International Terminal 2.
The new international terminal opened in September 2007 with the capacity of 10 million passengers per year, giving the airport a total capacity of 15 – 17 million passengers per annum.
|Province / District||n/a||Longitude||106.6519|
|Town or City (Closest)||Ho Chi Minh||Elevation (ft and m)||33 ft / 10 m|
|Airfield Name||Tan Son Nhat Airport||IATA and ICAO Codes||SGN – VVTS|
|Open From (hours)||00:00||Open To (hours)||24:00|
3,048 m x 45 m
3,800 m x 45 m
Present (Yes / No)
Largest helicopter that can land
Width and Length (metres)
Airport Infrastructure Details
JET A-1 fuel
Single Point Refueling
Air Starter Units
Ground Power (mobile)
Pax transport to airfield
Ground Handling Services
Fire Fighting Category (ICAO)
Base Operating Room
Parking Ramp Lighting
Approach & Runway Lights
Airport Operating Details
|Maximum sized aircraft which can be offloaded on bulk cargo:||n/a|
|Maximum sized aircraft that can be offloaded on pallet||n/a|
|Total aircraft parking area (m²)||n/a|
|Storage Area (mt)||n/a||Cubic Meters (m³)||n/a|
|Cargo Handling Equipment Available (Yes / No)||Yes||If "Yes" specify below|
|Elevators / Hi Loaders (Yes / No)||Yes||Max Capacity (mt)||n/a|
|Can elevators / hi loaders reach the upper level of a B747 (Yes / No)||Yes|
|Loading Ramps (Yes / No)||n/a|
Security Level: Good