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Tan Son Nhat airport runway to be closed for repair next week

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam will close a runway of Tan Son Nhat International Airport in HCMC from February 21 to March 15 for repair and upgrade.

The temporary closure of runway 25R/07L is part of a project to rehabilitate and upgrade the runways and taxiways of the airport, the local media reported.

After closing the runway, the airport will connect some under-construction taxiways in parallel with the runway under a plan previously approved by the aviation authority.

Due to the closure, the aviation authority has reduced the number of flights to 30 per hour from February 21 to April 30. Besides, the takeoff frequency at the domestic terminal has been reduced to 24 flights per hour during the same period, while the landing frequency will be 20 flights per hour.

During the period from February 10 to 20, 48 flights will arrive at and leave the airport each hour from 6.00 a.m. to 11.55 p.m., while the takeoff frequency is currently 26 flights per hour and the landing frequency is 24 flights per hour.

Today, February 15, the Tan Son Nhat International Airport is expected to serve 735 flights with over 78,000 passengers on board. Among the passengers, some 22,400 passengers will leave the airport, while 55,600 others will arrive at the airport.

The project to rehabilitate and upgrade the runways and taxiways of the Tan Son Nhat International Airport requires over VND2 trillion. Work on the project started on July 1, 2020.

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