Transport ministry supports Tan Son Nhat Airport flyover
The Ministry of Transport has agreed on HCM City’s proposal to
build a flyover road to help ease traffic congestion for Tan Son Nhat
International Airport, said Deputy Minister Nguyen Hong Truong.
to DTiNews, Deputy Minister Nguyen Hong Truong said that in the near future,
Tan Son Nhat Airport would have a third terminal and another runway, so
traffic in the area would face more serious pressure.
Traffic jam at the area around Tan Son Nhat
solution to build an elevated road to Tan Son Nhat Airport as it would be
very suitable for the airport planning. The ministry will submit the proposal
to the government for consideration,” Truong added.
to the proposal made by a group of companies, including Dong A Infrastructure
Corporation, the road will start from Terminal 2, run along Phan Thuc Duyet and
end at Hoang Van Thu Street.
VND2.6 trillion (USD123 million) road will take 18 months to build.
Son Nhat Airport welcomed over 32 million passengers in 2016 and the number
could reach 40 million in 2017.
the airport’s design capacity is only 25 million people per annum.
City has proposed to the Ministry of Transport to increase the number of
night flights to reduce congestion at the airport.