Most Famous Airports

Most Famous Airports

With more than enough museums and attractions, Vietnam's air traffic has been well-documented for years. Multiple pictures of planes, people and just about anything you could imagine happening at a runway have been splashed across the international press- the story has been told repeatedly. Would you like to explore Vietnam's most famous airports and the planes you may encounter there? It can make for a great experience.

Among the most famous airports in Vietnam is the Noi Bai International Airport. It's located in the capital city of Hanoi. Noi Bai international airport is among the country's busiest, handling over 20 million passengers every year. The airport is one of the largest in Southeast Asia; it has two terminals and covers a total area of 3,000 hectares.

Noi Bai International Airport is well-connected to the world, with direct flights to major cities like Bangkok, Beijing, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, London, New York, Paris, Seoul, Singapore, and Tokyo. There is no airport quite like it around the country. Its terminal and the surrounding areas, halls and restaurants are ever packed with colourful characters, tourists, traffic and people milling around.

Next is the Ha Noi International Airport (Hanoi Da Lat Airport). This is among the most famous airports in Asia. It was used as a base for OSS operations during WW II; however, it was not considered important enough to enjoy military defence once the war ended. The name "Da Lat" means deep forest; the airport's runway is surrounded by deep forest.

Next is the Ho Chi Minh Airport-it was the first modern airport to serve Vietnam, opening its doors in 1960. The facility is located in Ho Chi Minh City. Today, Ho Chi Minh Airport boasts of having a large passenger hub; it handles more than 6.6 million passengers every year.

Yet another of Vietnam's famous airports is Tan Son Nhat International Airport. Again, this is one of the busiest airports in Vietnam- it handles over 32 million passengers per year. It is also among the country's largest airports, with several terminals and runways. The facility is conveniently connected to the world, with direct flights to cities in Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Tan Son Nhat International Airport is a major hub for Vietnam Airlines, VietJet Air, and Jetstar Pacific. It offers direct flights to destinations all over the world. Further, the airport is a hub for domestic and international flights. It has two main terminals- Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 and handles millions of passengers each year. The airport was named after the village of Tan Son Nhat- it first opened for business in 1935.

Interestingly, despite its name, Tan Son Nhat International Airport is not located in the town of Tan Son Nhat. Instead, it is located 10 kilometres (6 miles) north of the city in an area known as Thu Duc. Tan Son Nhat airport underwent a significant expansion in the 1960s; it became a key military base during the Vietnam War. Following the war, the airport was once again expanded and has been continuously upgraded in the subsequent years. Today, Tan Son Nhat Airport features a wide range of shopping and dining options and many other amenities. Whether you're arriving in Vietnam for business or pleasure, Tan Son Nhat International Airport will make a great first impression on any visitor.

Today Tan Son Nhat handles the majority of the country's international traffic. As noted, it is a major hub for Vietnam Airlines, the country's flag carrier. The airport was originally built by the French colonial government in the early 20th century. It was first known as the Saigon-Tan Son Nhat Airport. It was later expanded and renamed by the North Vietnamese government after the country's reunification in 1976. Today, the airport is still undergoing a major expansion; it was scheduled to be completed in 2020.

Vietnam's top airlines include Vietjet, Vietnam Airlines, and Jetstar Pacific. The airlines are full-service carriers; they have a wide range of domestic and international flights. Vietjet is Vietnam's largest airline and one of the fastest-growing in the world. The airline offers domestic and international flights, as well as ancillary services. Vietnam Airlines is the national carrier. It's one of the largest airlines in Southeast Asia. Vietnam Airlines deals with domestic and international travel and ancillary services. Jetstar Pacific is another low-cost carrier of the Jetstar group of airlines.