12-Sep-2011 12:09 PM

LCCT considered for Ho Chi Minh Airport

Vietnam is looking at building at low-cost terminal at Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat Airport. CAPA has been told there is a proposal to set up a joint venture with Vietnam’s military to build and operate an LCC terminal at Ho Chi Minh. The new terminal would be located on the military side of Tan Son Nhat and help alleviate congestion at the current domestic and international terminals, which are expected to be at capacity prior to the expected opening in 2020 of a brand new airport outside Ho Chi Minh City. A separate terminal for LCCs would support anticipated growth in Vietnam’s LCC sector as AirAsia affiliate VietJet plans to launch services and Jetstar Pacific prepares for expansion. Jetstar Pacific is already based at the airport’s domestic terminal while the international terminal has service from several LCCs including Tiger Airways, Jetstar Asia, Jetstar Airways and all three AirAsia affiliates. [more-CAPA report]

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