Traffic congestion has plagued the area around Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport for long, but a solution seems to be around the corner with HCM City authorities finalising procedures for several works to be carried out this year.
The Defence Ministry has been urged to hand over some 28 hectares of land for the construction of a third passenger terminal at HCM City’s Tân Sơn Nhất airport and a connecting road in order to tackle congestion at the country’s busiest airport.
The Ministry of Transport has approved construction of three operation control centres to help coordinate flight and ground services at the upcoming Long Thành International Airport in Đồng Nai Province.
The Civil Aviation Administration of Việt Nam (CAAV) has called on airlines to well handle increased demand during the peak of summer, ensuring that there are illegal increases in ticket prices or limits on people picking up or dropping off travellers at the airport, especially at Nội Bài and Tân Sơn Nhất international airports.
The tourism industry is expected to bounce back this summer after two years of stringent COVID-19 travel restrictions and regulations. Tickets for flights, trains, buses, and accommodation have been nearly sold out.
To keep the Long Thành International Airport project on schedule, the government has established an inter-disciplinary working team of officials from the transport and construction ministries and a deputy minister of transport will visit the construction site weekly to push the pace of the project.