From 15-11, international passengers traveling through one door only to screening
From May 15-11, passengers of international flights at Tan Son Nhat airport (HCMC) will only be through a screened door instead of the current two-door.
(Saigon Times Online) - From May 15-11, passengers of international flights at Tan Son Nhat airport (HCMC) will only be through a screened door instead of the current two-door.
A source from the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam said, to facilitate the passengers to leave and help reduce the overload situation at Tan Son Nhat airport, the Ministry of Transport (MoT) has proposed to make a point general screening between customs authorities and aviation security at international passenger terminal at Tan Son Nhat airport.
The pooling the procedure done once will help passengers do not have to queue several times to do the procedure - Photo: British Army
This proposal has been submitted to the Ministry of Finance is the agency managing the customs sector, and has been approved, and will be conducted from 15-11 days.
However, the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Transport suggest additional baggage scanning system interface between customs and aviation security online connection with customs supervisory department under the General Department of Customs; while building a general regulation on coordination between customs and aviation security.
Option pooled between security screening and customs will help passengers avoid having to queue twice, especially at rush hour, crowded passenger traffic.
Earlier, Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam has asked domestic airlines to coordinate shared use of counters (check-in) at the airport in order to reduce passenger wait long queues at some counters, especially during peak hours with many counters are overloaded, while many counters vacant due to flight no.
Currently, Tan Son Nhat airport is overloaded due to increased passenger traffic. On 20-10, at the meeting with the unit operators at Tan Son Nhat airport in service quality at airports, Dang Tuan Tu, Director of Tan Son Nhat airport, said the expected end of year 2015 Airport will reach 25.7 to 26 million passengers.
As planned domestic terminal has a capacity of 12 million passengers mining / year but in the first 9 months of 2015 reached almost 12 million.
As the international terminal, the design capacity of 10 million passengers, but until now has over 10 million visitors. Therefore, the international terminal is currently being expanded to increase capacity to 13 million passengers / year.
Mr. Tu said, with growth of 15% every year, an annual increase of 3 million passengers, two years away from Tan Son Nhat will reach more than 30 million passenger threshold. While waiting for the Long Thanh airport completed Phase 1, the passenger will have to bear the overload of at least 8 years.