Ho Chi Minh City Tan Son Nhat Airport
- CAPA Analysis
- Schedule Analysis
- Route Maps
- Print Summary
- IATA Code
- Ho Chi Minh City
- 3800m x 45m
3048m x 45m
- Airlines currently operating to this airport with scheduled services
All Nippon Airways
Cambodia Angkor Air
Cargolux Airlines International
Cebu Pacific Air
China Eastern Airlines
China Southern Airlines
- Airlines currently operating to this airport via codeshare
- Air Canada
CSA Czech Airlines
Delta Air Lines
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Tan Son Nhat International Airport is the gateway to Ho Chi Minh City and the largest airport in Vietnam. Hosting domestic, regional and international passenger and cargo services for over 25 airlines, the airport is a hub for Indochina Airlines, Jetstar Pacific Airlines and Vietnam Airlines.
Location of Ho Chi Minh City Tan Son Nhat Airport, Vietnam
Ground Handlers servicing Ho Chi Minh City Tan Son Nhat Airport
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VietJet Air is planning to add three new domestic and three new international routes in the coming months as Vietnam’s leading low-cost carrier continues to pursue rapid expansion. VietJet has already surpassed rival LCC Jetstar Pacific to become Vietnam’s second largest carrier after Vietnam Airlines with approximately a 15% share of the country’s fast-growing domestic market. The privately-owned carrier will see its share of capacity in Vietnam’s domestic market approach 20% by mid-2013 – an impressive achievement given it only launched services in Dec-2011.
VietJet now operates 10 routes, including one international route, with a fleet of six A320s. It plans to operate by the end of 2013 a fleet of 10 A320s on 16 routes – 12 domestic and four international.
Vietnam’s largest low-cost carrier, VietJet Air, is preparing to quickly expand its international network, taking advantage of growing demand for budget travel to and from Vietnam. The carrier launched its first international route on 10-Feb-2013, Ho Chi Minh-Bangkok, and is looking at several additional potential international destinations in Southeast and North Asia.
Two more international routes as well as additional capacity domestically, where VietJet already has captured a 15% share of the market, are expected in 2013. Vietnam is poised for further LCC domestic and international growth as LCC penetration rates in the country’s domestic and international markets are the lowest among major Southeast Asian countries. VietJet is well positioned, along with a rejuvenated but still very small Jetstar Pacific, to cash in on Vietnam’s LCC boom.
Finnair's basic strategy is well-known: the carrier seeks to connect Europe with Asia via its Helsinki hub, which is geographically advantageous and offers connections of about 35 minutes. But within that strategy are different phases: first Finnair looked at linking primary European cities with primary Asian cities and then secondary European cities with primary Asian cities. Now the carrier is increasingly looking at a third phase: linking first and secondary European cities with secondary Asian cities.
It is in this phase where Finnair's newly-announced service to Vietnam's Hanoi fits in. From 14-Jun-2013 Finnair plans to link Helsinki and Hanoi with three weekly services for the northern summer season. It will be the only European carrier (Finnair excludes Aeroflot in this criteria) to offer service to Hanoi, although other carriers, most recently LOT Polish Airlines, attempted it in the past. CEO Mika Vehviläinen, speaking at CAPA's World Aviation Summit in Hong Kong on 28-Nov-2012, noted the service is not a clear-shot victory but Finnair does expect long-term success.
VietJet Air has announced a major network expansion that will make it Vietnam’s largest low-cost carrier, overtaking Jetstar Pacific, by the end of 2012. VietJet is also poised to beat rival Jetstar Pacific in becoming the first Vietnamese LCC to operate international services. VietJet, which will expand its domestic network from five to nine destinations in Nov/Dec-2012, is looking at launching its first international route – possibly Ho Chi Minh-Bangkok – in late 2012 or early 2013.
Jetstar Pacific has been focusing this year on fleet renewal rather than expansion but is planning to resume expansion in 2013, ending a hiatus of four years in which growth was paused due partially to internal uncertainty. The carrier began a more promising new chapter earlier this year after a 70% stake was transferred to Vietnam Airlines, which previously had been looking at launching its own LCC subsidiary (Jetstar owns the remaining 30% stake in Jetstar Pacific). But Jetstar Pacific may struggle to keep up with much newer VietJet, which is likely to continue expanding at a faster pace than Jetstar Pacific.
VietJet Air, an LCC that launched operations in Vietnam in Dec-2011, is expanding its schedule and in May-2012 will capture an estimated 9% of the domestic market. The growth honeymoon however will soon slow down and become competitive as Jetstar Pacific, now the LCC of Vietnam Airlines, plans to expand its fleet later this year. Jetstar Pacific currently only operates five Boeing 737-400s and two Airbus A320s but will expand to an all-A320 fleet of 15 within a "few" years, possibly placing it on par with the 15 aircraft VietJet plans to have by the end of 2014.
VietJet will use some of its A320s on international routes, possibly starting late this year, but aims to capture about 20% of the domestic Vietnamese market. VietJet currently has a fleet of three A320s although its current schedule – three roundtrips between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh – could easily be operated with just one aircraft. VietJet's additional routes will fully or nearly fully utilise its current available capacity, allowing it to increase its market share from 3% to 9%.