Noi Bai International Airport

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Nội Bài International Airport
Sân bay Quốc tế Nội Bài
Sân bay Nội Bài.jpg
Noi Bai International Airport Terminal 1 (now Domestic Terminal)
Airport type Civil/Military
Owner Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV)
Operator Noi Bai International Airport Operation (NIA)
Serves Hanoi
Location Hanoi, Vietnam
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 39 ft / 12 m
Coordinates 21°12′50.4″N 105°48′10.8″E / 21.214000°N 105.803000°E / 21.214000; 105.803000Coordinates: 21°12′50.4″N 105°48′10.8″E / 21.214000°N 105.803000°E / 21.214000; 105.803000
HAN is located in Vietnam
Location in Vietnam
Direction Length Surface
ft m
11L/29R 10,497 3,200 Asphalt
11R/29L 12,466 3,800 Concrete
Statistics (2015)
Passenger movements 17,213,715[1]
Airfreight movements in tonnes 355,000[1]
Aircraft movements 100,846[1]

Nội Bài International Airport (IATA: HANICAO: VVNB) (Vietnamese: Sân bay Quốc tế Nội Bài) in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, is the largest airport in Vietnam. It is the main airport serving Hanoi, replacing the role of Gia Lam Airport. The airport consists of two passenger terminals. Terminal 1 serves the domestic flights and the newly built Terminal 2 (inaugurated on the 4th of January 2015) serves all international flights to and from Hanoi. The airport is currently the main hub of the country's flag carrier Vietnam Airlines as well as a major hub of low-cost carriers Vietjet Air and Jetstar Pacific.

The airport is located in Phu Minh Commune in Soc Son District, about 35 kilometres (21 miles) northeast of downtown Hanoi, via the new Nhật Tân Bridge (also inaugurated on the 4th of January 2015).[2] It can also be reached by National Road 3, which connects it with the eastern suburbs of Hanoi. The airport is also close to some satellite cities of Hanoi such as Vinh Yen, Bac Ninh and Thai Nguyen. The airport served a total of 13 million passengers in 2013 despite having a capacity of only 9 million at the time.[1] The new international terminal which had its first commercial flight on the 25th of December 2014[3] and went into full operation on 31 December 2014 has boosted the total capacity of the airport to 19 million passengers per year.[4]


The airport was developed immediately south of the Phúc Yên Air Base and opened on 2 January 1978. The terminal 1 building was completed and became operational in 2001.

In 2005 Tiger Airways started thrice-weekly flights between Hanoi and Singapore after launching direct flights between Hồ Chí Minh City and Singapore becoming the first budget airline to operate in Vietnam. It was later joined by low-cost carrier AirAsia when they launched direct flights between Hanoi and Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur.

The second runway (1B – 11R/29L) opened in 2006 and the following year the airport hosted an Airbus A380 for the first time, although no scheduled A380 services are operated from the airport. 2013 saw the first arrival of a Cargolux Boeing 747-8F. In 2014 the airport received its first scheduled service with the newest generation of commercial aircraft when All Nippon Airways started using a Boeing 787-8 on services between Hanoi and Tokyo.

The airport has been a SkyTeam hub since mid-2010, after Vietnam Airlines joined the network that year.[5]

2015 will see the launch of the first direct flights linking Hanoi and the United States West Coast,[6] home to a large population of overseas Vietnamese. The routes will also link the Boeing assembly plants in Vietnam with the company's headquarters.

Terminals and facilities[edit]

New terminal building

At 650 hectares, Noi Bai is the second-largest airport in Vietnam, behind the 800 hectare Tan Son Nhat International Airport. Terminal 1, completed in 2001, had one main section for international flights with a new terminal extension (denoted Lobby E) for domestic flights, which was completed in late 2013. Together with the extension, terminal 1 is capable of handling 9 million passengers per annum.[7] Following the inauguration of Terminal 2 in January 2015, Terminal 1 is solely used for domestic flights. The construction of the new terminal (Terminal 2) next to the existing one with a designed capacity of 10 million passengers per annum started in March 2012. The 996m long new terminal building, funded by a Japan International Cooperation Agency ODA loan was designed by Japan Airport Consultants and was built by Taisei Corporation. The total investment for the project was ¥75.5 billion (US$645.35 million). Japan's official development assistance accounted for ¥59 billion ($504.27 million) of the investment, while the remaining amount was covered by local funds.[8] The new international terminal was inaugurated on the 4th of January 2015[2] together with a new freeway connecting the airport to downtown Hanoi via the Nhật Tân Bridge.

The airport has a 3,800-meter paved runway (CAT II – 11R/29L) which opened in August 2006 and an older 3,200-meter paved runway (CAT I – 11L/29R). The older runway is closed for upgrades for 4 months from August to December 2014. The distance between the two runways is only 250 metres, so the airport currently restricts the maximum passenger capacity in accordance with International Civil Aviation Organisation safety regulations.

Other services: Sleep Pods - Mini Hotel; Locker rooms; Packaging; Bank & ATM; Tax refund.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

As of October 2015, the following destinations were served from Hanoi:

Passenger airlines[edit]

Terminal 1 check-in area
Terminal 2 check-in area
Aeroflot II-96-300 takeoff at Noi Bai International Airport
Vietnam Airlines Airbus A321-200 taxiing at Noi Bai International Airport
Lao Airlines ATR 72 at Noi Bai International Airport
Airlines Destinations Terminal
Aeroflot Moscow–Sheremetyevo 2
AirAsia Kuala Lumpur–International 2
Air Macau Macau 2
All Nippon Airways Tokyo–Haneda 2
Asiana Airlines Seoul–Incheon 2
Cambodia Angkor Air Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Vientiane 2
Cebu Pacific Manila 2
China Airlines Taipei–Taoyuan 2
China Eastern Airlines Kunming, Nanning 2
China Southern Airlines Guangzhou 2
Dragonair Hong Kong 2
EVA Air Taipei–Taoyuan 2
Hong Kong Airlines Hong Kong 2
Japan Airlines Tokyo–Narita 2
Jeju Air Busan, Seoul–Incheon 2
Jetstar Pacific Airlines Da Lat, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang, Phu Quoc, Tuy Hoa, Vinh 1
Jetstar Pacific Airlines Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Hong Kong 2
Jin Air Seoul–Incheon[9] 2
Kenya Airways1 Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta[10] 2
Korean Air Seoul–Incheon 2
Lao Airlines Luang Prabang, Vientiane 2
Malaysia Airlines Kuala Lumpur–International 2
Mandarin Airlines Taichung 2
Nok Air Bangkok-Don Mueang[11] 2
Qatar Airways Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Doha 2
Silk Air Singapore 2
Singapore Airlines Singapore 2
Sky Angkor Airlines Siem Reap 2
Thai AirAsia Bangkok–Don Mueang 2
Thai Airways Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi 2
Tigerair Singapore 2
Turkish Airlines2 Istanbul–Atatürk (begins 27 June 2016)[12] 2
VietJet Air Buon Ma Thuot, Can Tho, Chu Lai, Da Lat, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang, Phu Quoc, Pleiku, Quy Nhon 1
VietJet Air Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Seoul–Incheon, Taipei–Taoyuan [13] 2
Vietnam Airlines Buon Ma Thuot, Can Tho, Chu Lai, Da Lat, Da Nang, Dien Bien Phu, Dong Hoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hue, Nha Trang, Phu Quoc, Pleiku, Quy Nhon, Tuy Hoa, Vinh 1
Vietnam Airlines Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Beijing–Capital, Busan, Frankfurt, Fukuoka, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Kaohsiung, Kuala Lumpur–International, London–Heathrow, Luang Prabang, Moscow–Domodedovo, Nagoya–Centrair, Osaka–Kansai, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Seoul–Incheon, Shanghai–Pudong, Siem Reap, Singapore, Taipei–Taoyuan, Tokyo–Haneda, Tokyo–Narita, Vientiane, Yangon 2


1: Kenya Airways's flight from Nairobi to Hanoi continues on to Guangzhou. Kenya Airways, however, does not have fifth freedom rights to transport passengers solely from Hanoi to Guangzhou.

2: Turkish Airlines's new service from Istanbul to Hanoi will continue on to Ho Chi Minh City. Turkish Airlines, however, will not have eighth freedom rights to transport passengers solely from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City.

Cargo airlines[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Cathay Pacific Cargo Dhaka, Hong Kong, Penang, Singapore
China Airlines Cargo Singapore, Taipei–Taoyuan
Emirates SkyCargo Dubai-Al Maktoum[14]
Etihad Cargo Abu Dhabi, Mumbai[15]
EVA Air Cargo Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Frankfurt, Singapore
Fedex Express Guangzhou, Ho Chi Minh City
Hong Kong Airlines Hong Kong
Korean Air Cargo Dhaka, Navoi, Seoul–Incheon
Qatar Airways Cargo Doha[16]
Singapore Airlines Cargo Singapore, Zhengzhou
Turkish Airlines Cargo Istanbul-Atatürk, Lahore, Tehran-Imam Khomeini


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Kết qủa sản xuất kinh doanh của ACV: Năm 2015 sản lượng hành khách thông qua cảng đạt trên 63 triệu lượt, tăng 24,2% so với năm 2014". Airports Corporation of Vietnam. Retrieved 19 Jan 2016. 
  2. ^ a b SGGP English Edition- Noi Bai Airport’s Terminal T2, Nhat Tan Bridge inaugurated
  3. ^ "News VietNamNet". Retrieved 4 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Terminal 2 ready to open at Ha Noi airport". Việt Nam News. Retrieved 7 January 2015.  External link in |website= (help)
  5. ^ Vietnam Airlines Joins SkyTeam Vietnam Airlines Hanoi, 10 June 2010. archive 2010-06-13
  6. ^ "Sắp mở đường bay thẳng Việt - Mỹ". BBC Tiếng Việt. Retrieved 4 June 2015. 
  7. ^ "Ga T1 Nội Bài mở rộng sẽ hoạt động từ ngày 29/12". VNExpress. Retrieved 7 January 2015. 
  8. ^ Tuoi Tre Newspaper. "Vietnam’s most modern terminal opens to passengers". Retrieved 4 June 2015. 
  9. ^ "Korean/Jin Air Expand Hanoi". Airline Route. Retrieved 4 October 2015. 
  10. ^ "Kenya Airways Adds Hanoi; Replacing Guangzhou Nonstop Service from late-March 2015". Airline Route. 29 January 2015. Retrieved 29 January 2015. 
  11. ^ "Nok Air to fly to Hanoi". TTR Weekly. Retrieved 8 September 2015. 
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  14. ^ "Emirates SkyCargo Freighter Operations get ready for DWC move". Emirates SkyCargo. 2 April 2014. 
  15. ^ Etihad Cargo announces freighter operations to Hanoi Etihad Airways 13 Jul 2014 14:00
  16. ^ Qatar Airways cargo division adds three new routes 12/04/2011 00:00 AST. archive 2011-04-16

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