Tan Son Nhat International Airport Reviews
The Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN) is Vietnam’s largest and busiest airport to date. It serves Ho Chi Minh City located at Southern Vietnam. The airport has been around for more than 80 years and had played a crucial role during the Vietnam War era.
Nowadays, the airport serves more than 20 million passengers a year. For those who are wondering how well SGN handles its passengers, we will look at Tan Son Nhat International Airport reviews.
What People Are Saying
After looking at the passenger reviews I’ve found online, I have noticed that the customers have mixed opinions about the airport.
According to several passengers, the inadequacy of the airport personnel was disappointing. In fact, according to one passenger, there are too little staff that it took him two hours just to clear the arrival process. The queue, he said, was really bad and a lot of people kept pushing and shoving others. Another passenger had complained about the airport security not accepting web check-in boarding passes.
On the other hand, other passengers had good things to say. Lots of people admired the free airport wifi. A passenger said that the wifi was fast and is very easy to access. Other improvements included the combination of the security check and customs area into a single X-ray scanning area and the inclusion of free drinking water fountains.
Now let’s look inside the airport. Passengers have noticed the lack of information and help desks in this airport, however, there are several airport personnel standing near all the gates, so if you need any assistance, simply approach them and they will gladly help you. The bathrooms are neat and adequate, nothing too exceptional though.
If you get hungry, you can go to the second level and check out the food court area. They have several Vietnamese and Japanese foods. Also, the airport has a Burger King, a sandwich shop and a cupcake/muffin bake shop. Those who would like to do some shopping can buy goods in the duty free shops and souvenir stores. The overall ambience of the airport is kind of basic.
Getting to the Airport
To get to the airport, you can either ride a taxi or the bus. When you opt for a taxi, you will have to pay about US $4 (120,000 VND) to reach the central Ho Chi Minh. If you prefer the bus, the fare would cost about 3,000 VND.
Location, Traffic and Service
The airport is located at Tân Bình, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, about 4 miles or 6 kilometers north from Ho Chi Minh City’s central metropolitan area. Last 2015, the airport had a total of 26,546,475 passengers, 10.3 million of which were international, and had a total of 181,701 aircraft movements.
SGN has two runways: 07L/25R which is 3,050 meters long and 07R/25L which is 3,800 meters long. It is the hub for VietJetAir, Vietnam Airlines, Vietnam Air Services Company (VASCO) and Jetstar Pacific Airlines.
The international terminal is currently undergoing an expansion and is expected to finish sometime between 2017-2018. The 138,000-expansion will add: 19 new gates, 10 jet bridges and 120 new desks for check-in.
- Airport Code: SGN
- Phone number: +84 8 3848 5383 /fax 7450
- Website URL: http://tansonnhatairport.vn/en/
- Address: Tan Binh Distric, Ho Chi Minh City Viet Nam
A Basic Airport
Based on the Tan Son Nhat International Airport reviews that we have read, we can say that this airport is a fairly basic one. Some flaws are still apparent and nothing too exceptional seems to be inside Vietnam’s largest airport, however, nothing too unpleasant can be found either.