Tan Son Nhat International Airport Facilities
Commonly referred to as Ho Chi Minh Airport, Tan Son Nhat Airport is Vietnam's largest, providing travellers with an international and a domestic terminal, two runways and more than 40 flight operators. Welcoming upwards of 20 million passengers each year, Ho Chi Minh Airport is Vietnam's gateway to Asia, Australia, Europe and beyond.
Shopping at Tan Son Nhat International Airport
Tan Son Nhat Airport International Terminal
Visitors to Tan Son Nhat Airport will find typical duty-free delights on offer in the international terminal, from alcohol and tobacco to clothing and cosmetics, as well as an assortment of souvenirs and keepsakes to keep them company on their onward journey.
Tan Son Nhat Airport Domestic Terminal
Though fewer in number, Tan Son Nhat Airport's domestic terminal still affords travellers passing through with a handful of shops to spend the time in ahead of their departing flight. While there is no duty-free shopping in this section of the airport, there are plenty of kiosks keeping passengers well-prepared with basic items.
Other Shopping near Tan Son Nhat Airport
While magazines, snacks and souvenirs are plentiful in both terminals, serious shoppers should plan to arrive early and make a pit-stop at Parkson Mall, adjacent to the airport's entrance, where a more comprehensive range of retailers can be found offering fashion, gadgets, homewares and more.
Dining at Tan Son Nhat International Airport
As is the case with the shopping options at Tan Son Nhat Airport, a greater variety of dining options can be found in the international terminal. Nevertheless, both buildings boast plenty of cafes and takeaway counters for travellers needing a quick bite before embarking on their trip.
The Future of Ho Chi Minh Airport
Since the installation of its new international terminal in 2007, the influx of travellers arriving in South East Asia by means of Ho Chi Minh Airport has shown no signs of slowing. As such, a new airport is slated to open in 2035, with construction currently scheduled to begin in 2017. While Tan Son Nhat International Airport will continue to be used for domestic flights, Ho Chi Minh City's new airport, Long Thanh International Airport, will be the main hub welcoming visitors from abroad.
Hotels near Ho Chi Minh Airport
Long-stay and short-stay travellers looking for a Ho Chi Minh City airport hotel can stay at PARKROYAL Saigon, where elegantly furnished rooms and suites are just a 5 minute drive from the Tan Son Nhat Airport's main entrance.