Long Thanh International Airport Detailed Planning Announced

Prime Minister Phan Van Khai issued in 2005 the Decision on approval of building a new international airport serving HCM City, Long Thanh International Airport. It will be located on a 5,000 ha area in the southeast section of Long Thanh District, Dong Nai Province, about 40km north-east of HCM City.

During Phase I (2007-2010) the designed capacity is 20 million passengers per year, with a passenger terminal and two runways.

When Phase II (2010-2015) is completed, the airport is desiged to handle 100 million passengers and 5 million tons of cargo per year, with four runways 4,000 m length and 60 m width each capable of accommodating heavy long-haul international airlines planes such as the Boeing 747, 777, 787, etc.

It will replace the Tan Son Nhat International Airport, which handles two-thirds of all international arrivals in Vietnam, with traffic growing at 15% a year. Expansion of Tan Son Nhat, originally built in the early 1930s, is constrained by its location inside the crowded Ho Chi Minh City, a limited area for expansion and safety concerns that make it hard to upgrade in order to meet increasing demand.

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Long Thanh International Airport: Wikipedia
Phase 1 will begin in 2007 and finish in 2010. Upon completion of this phase, this airport will have a capacity of 20 million passengers per year. It will have a passenger terminal, 2 parallel runways (4,000m x 60 m) to allow two landings or takeoffs at the same time, is capable to handle biggest aircraft like Airbus A380 or Boeing 777. Besides the existing 51A Highway, the Ho Chi Minh – Long Thanh – Dau Day 10-lane Expressway connecting this airport to Ho Chi Minh City, The Bien Hoa – Vung Tau 8-lane Expressway linking Bien Hoa city and Vung Tau city to this airport will also be built.

Phase 2 will begin in 2010 to 2015. Another terminal and a third runway will be build to handle 40 million passengers and 5 million metric tonnes of cargo per year. After 2015, based on the growth of passengers, this airport will be expanded to its full design capacity.

Announcement ceremony of Long Thanh International Airport, Bao Dong Nai, 20 Dec 2006.
(ĐN)- The Dong Nai provincial People’s Committee in collaboration with the South Aviation Port Complex organized an announcement ceremony of a detailed planning of Long Thanh International Airport in Long Thanh district on the morning of December 19. Also present at the ceremony were Mr. Le Hong Phuong, Standing Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee and Mr. Dinh Quoc Thai, Vice Chairman of the Provincial People’s Committee.

Long Thanh International Airport, Thanhniennews.com, 20 Dec 2006.
Vietnamese Civil Aviation Authority (CAAV) has unveiled a US$ 8 billion investment plan to develop a second southern international airport in Dong Nai Province, 40km east of Ho Chi Minh City he state will cover investment capital to develop the infrastructure of the airports (runways, taxi ways, aircraft parking) by sourcing funds from government bonds, development assistance credits and official development aid. Airport authorities can seek capital for terminals and ground service facilities within their own budgets, commercial credits or other sources.

Sân bay Long Thành sẽ hoạt động từ sau 2010
Chính phủ vừa chính thức phê duyệt quy hoạch và phân khu chức năng Cảng Hàng không quốc tế Long Thành (Đồng Nai), đồng thời yêu cầu Bộ Giao thông Vận tải triển khai sớm để đưa sân bay vào sử dụng trong khoảng thời gian 2011- 2015.


Ông Nguyễn Huy Hùng, Tổng giám đốc Cụm cảng hàng không miền Nam: Sân bay quốc tế Long Thành mở ra nhiều cơ hội cho Đồng Nai

Quy hoạch vị trí, quy mô và phân khu chức năng sân bay quốc tế Long Thành vừa được công bố. Sân bay mang tầm mức quốc tế này sẽ mở ra cơ hội nào cho Đồng Nai? Kế hoạch triển khai ra sao?… Ông Nguyễn Huy Hùng, Tổng giám đốc Cụm cảng hàng không miền
Nam đã có cuộc trao đổi với báo chí xung quanh vấn đề này…

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