Tan Son Nhat International Airport
Vietnamese: Tân Sơn Nhất
|Operator||Southern Airports Authority|
|Serves||Ho Chi Minh City|
|Elevation AMSL||10 m / 33 ft|
Tan Son Nhat International Airport (Vietnamese: Sân bay quốc tế Tân Sơn Nhất) is an airport in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It is the largest airport in Vietnam. It served 8.5 million passengers in 2006 and 11 million passengers in 2007, more than a half of total passengers in Vietnam's airports, as well as two-thirds of international passenger traffic for Vietnam. The airport covers 850 ha (2,100 acres). The airport can handle up to 17 million passengers per year in the two terminals (Domestic, International). The new international terminal was opened on 14th August 2007.
History[change | change source]
This airport was built by the French colonists in 1930s. During Vietnam War, the United States made the airport larger to serve the war. After the Fall of Saigon in April 1975, this airport was made commercial.