Tan Son Nhat International Airport (also known as Ho Chi Minh City Airport) serves Ho Chi Minh city, and is the busiest airport in Vietnam. The air facility has been operational since the 1930s and currently handles over 30 million passengers yearly. The airport consists of 2 passenger terminals - Terminal 1 is reserved for domestic flights, whilst Terminal 2 is used for international ones.
Located only about 10 kilometres from Ho Chi Minh City (also known as Saigon), getting to and from Tan Son Nhat International Airport isn’t difficult. Travellers can grab a cab directly from outside the terminal, or book one from the airport transfer counters.
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Tan Son Nhat International Airport is the only air facility in Ho Chi Minh city. The airport is served by major airlines from around the world, including Cathay Pacific, Asiana Airlines, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines and Vietnam Airlines, amongst others. As such, a wide range of international connections to major cities in Europe, Asia and the Middle East are offered at Tan Son Nhat Airport.
Where to go
From Ho Chi Minh Airport, a flight to Hanoi would take only 2 hours. Explore Vietnam’s capital city, a unique fusion of modernity and tradition. The city offers sparkling skyscrapers and large malls juxtaposed against ancient architecture like the Hanoi Citadel, Old Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature.
If you want to get out of Vietnam, though, a short-haul flight from Tan Son Nhat International Airport can get you to the exotic Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. Besides being the gateway to the Himalayas (including that great behemoth Mount Everest), Kathmandu is a hotbed of spiritual shrines and temples as old as time itself.
Prefer something further away? A direct long-haul flight from Ho Chi Minh City Airport will transport you to the magical land of Istanbul, the capital of Turkey. Home to magnificent, world famous religious sites like the Hagia Sophia, Sultan Ahmet Mosque and Topkapi Palace, Istanbul is a city where ancient decadence continues to shine through.
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