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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.

Location Details
CountryVietnamLatitude10.81889
Province / Districtn/aLongitude106.6519
Town or City (Closest)Ho Chi MinhElevation (ft and m)33 ft / 10 m
Airfield NameTan Son Nhat AirportIATA and ICAO CodesSGN – VVTS
Open From (hours)00:00Open To (hours)24:00

Runways 

Runway #1

Runway Dimensions

3,048 m x 45 m

Orientation

07L/25R

Surface

Concrete

Runway #2

Runway Dimensions

3,800 m x 45 m

Orientation

07R/25L

Surface

Concrete

Helicopter Pad(s)

Helipad #1

Present (Yes / No)

Yes

Largest helicopter that can land

n/a

Width and Length (metres)

n/a

Surface

n/a

Airport Infrastructure Details

Customs

Yes

JET A-1 fuel

Yes

Immigration

Yes

AVGAS 100

Yes

Terminal Building

Yes

Single Point Refueling

Yes

Passenger Terminal

Yes

Air Starter Units

Yes

Cargo terminal

Yes

Ground Power (mobile)

Yes

Pax transport to airfield

Yes

Ground Handling Services

n/a

Control Tower

Yes

Latrine Servicing

Yes

Weather Facilities

Yes

Fire Fighting Category (ICAO)

Yes

Catering Services

Yes

De-icing Equipment

n/a

Base Operating Room

Yes

Parking Ramp Lighting

Yes

Airport Radar

Yes

Approach & Runway Lights

Yes

NDB

Yes

VOR

Yes

ILS

Yes

 

 

Airport Operating Details

Operating Details
Maximum sized aircraft which can be offloaded on bulk cargo:n/a
Maximum sized aircraft that can be offloaded on palletn/a
Total aircraft parking area (m²)n/a
Storage Area (mt)n/aCubic Meters (m³)n/a
Cargo Handling Equipment Available (Yes / No)YesIf "Yes" specify below
Elevators / Hi Loaders (Yes / No)YesMax 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

 Security Level: Good

Companies Available 

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