In the past years, it is reported that the golf course lying within the boundaries of Vietnam’s busiest airdrome has hampered the airport’s expansion, the Government Office’s announcement cited the Prime Minister’s conclusion at a recent meeting on the construction of the golf course.
According to the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam, aviation experts suggested the runway should be at least 2,600m long and the two runways should be 1,750m apart to ensure safety.
The Tan Son Nhat airport served 32 million passengers in 2016 even though its capacity was planned to be only 25 million per year until 2025.
The Prime Minister also urged relevant authorities to speed up work on Long Thanh International Airport in Dong Nai province. Even after Long Thanh goes on stream, Tan Son Nhat would continue operating.