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Tan Son Nhat International Airport

Tan Son Nhat International Airport
Airport information
 Location of airport in Vietnam
Airport typePublic
OwnerVietnamese government
OperatorSouthern Airports Corporation
ServesHo Chi Minh City, Vietnam
LocationTan Binh District
Elevation10 m (33 ft)
Passenger movements15500000
Airfreight movements in tonnes351.774
Aircraft movements130.547

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Tan Son Nhat International Airport ( ) is Vietnam's largest international airport in terms of area (800 ha (1976.8 acre) compared with 650 ha (1606.2 acre) of Hanoi's Noi Bai International Airport and Da Nang's Da Nang International Airport). It has a handling capacity of 15-17 million passengers per year, compared with the capacity of Hanoi - Noi Bai airport of 8 million passengers and Da Nang's 2 million passengers. It is also the largest airport of Vietnam in terms of passengers handled (with an estimated number of over 12.5 million passengers per year in 2009, accounting for more than half of Vietnam's air passenger traffic), serving Ho Chi Minh City as well as Dong Nam Bo in southern Vietnam. Its IATA code SGN was derived from the city's former name of Saigon. In 2010, the airport handled 15,500,000 passengers and 130,547 aircraft movements.

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