HCMC – The Tan Son Nhat International Airport in HCMC has announced a separate lane for ride-hailing vehicles, making life easier for drivers and passengers.
A representative of ride-hailing firm Be said its cabs can now pick up passengers from columns 1-5 of lane D1 of the TCP parking lot from February 17. Ride-hailing drivers have to pay VND25,000 each time to pick up passengers.
Be drivers can still pick up passengers from lane B at the international passenger terminal, the local media reported.
Meanwhile, Grab’s vehicles can pick up passengers from columns 6-12 of lane D1 and the third, fourth or fifth floor of the TCP parking lot.
Lane D1, which is parallel to other lanes in front of the airport’s domestic passenger terminal, has been equipped with traffic signs and ticket-checking cabins.
Nguyen Anh Tuan, head of the TCP parking lot operation division, said lane D1 will help ease congestion and disorder at the pickup and drop-off areas.
In November 2020, the airport’s domestic passenger terminal was adjusted to have four lanes — A, B, C and D—of which, lane A was used for drop-offs, lanes B and C for personal vehicle pick-ups and lane D for taxis.
Ride-hailing vehicles were not allowed on these four lanes but could access the third, fourth or fifth floor of the TCP parking lot.
After the Tet holiday, the volume of passengers at the Tan Son Nhat International Airport surged, resulting in congestion at the domestic terminal.