FLC wants to build third terminal at Tan Son Nhat airport

By Anh Tu   February 24, 2019 | 07:04 pm PT
FLC wants to build third terminal at Tan Son Nhat airport
A view of Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo by VnExpress/Xuan Hoa
Vietnam’s FLC Group says it can open a third terminal at the nation’s largest airport in just a year if permitted.

The private group has submitted a proposal to build a third terminal (T3) for the Tan Son Nhat International Airport to the Government Office and Ministry of Transport.

FLC has said it wants to build and operate an autonomous terminal to best serve customers of its newly launched Bamboo Airways. 

If approved, the group pledges to focus its resources on finishing the terminal within one year in accordance with the construction plan already approved by the Ministry of Transport last September. 

"With a team of prestigious and experienced engineers, contractors, domestic and international partners that FLC possesses, the completion of T3 within a year is completely feasible," said FLC board chairman Trinh Van Quyet. 

The Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV), which manages and operates civil airports in the country, has submitted to the Ministry of Transport a pre-feasibility report on the construction of a third terminal at the airport in order to reduce its overload.

With a total floor area of about 100,000 square meters, T3 will be designed to have a capacity of 20 million passengers per year.

ACV has proposed to construct in tandem an additional airport apron, a two-lane overhead path, a 5-lane viaduct in front of the terminal and a multi-storey car park.

Tan Son Nhat Airport currently handles 36 million passengers per year, which is way above its designed capacity of 25 million.

Previously, Imex Pan Pacific Co. Ltd (IPP) and budget carrier Vietjet Air showed interest in investing in the airport's third terminal.

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