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Tan Son Nhat expansion to proceed mid-month

Released at: 17:28, 04/06/2015

Tan Son Nhat expansion to proceed mid-month

Expansion to HCMC airport's international terminal part of plans to raise annual capacity to 26 million passengers.

by Tue Lam

Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) has announced that expansions to the international terminal at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City will commence in the middle of this month, with total investment capital of ($106.9 million).

According to Mr. Le Manh Hung, CEO of ACV, contractors are quickly preparing plans for the expansion work.

The project includes two phases. The first will extend the east wing while the second will extend the west wing and be conducted after the first is completed and put into operation.

When the project is finished, in around 26 months, the terminal will be able to welcome 13 million passengers a year compared to 10 million at the moment.

The project is part of a larger plan to upgrade the capacity of the country’s largest airport to 26 million passengers a year. With two terminals, it reached its designed capacity of 20 million passengers in 2013; three years earlier than expected.

ACV said the domestic terminal will also be expanded and there will be more parking spaces provided.

Passenger traffic through Tan Son Nhat is increasing. In 2013 it welcomed more than 20 million passengers and last year 22 million.

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