HCM City to build new parking lot for Tan Son Nhat Airport. Photo courtesy of Tan Son Nhat Airport

The new parking lot will be located next to the entry of the international terminal of the airport, and also next to the corner of Bach Dang-Truong Son-Hong Ha streets in Tan Binh District.

The city's authorities have instructed the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment to look into procedures to carry out the plan. The transport department said it would invite relevant units to conduct surveys regarding the plan, and that it would propose that the city make the land lot a temporary parking place for taxis and ride-hailing vehicles to relieve the parking shortage during Tet.

Nguyen Cong Hoan, deputy director of Tan Son Nhat Airport, said the construction of a parking lot is vital to relieve the traffic problem in the area. Peak periods of Tet at the airport should be from around January 1 to February 2 next year, with around 120,000-130,000 visitors coming to the airport every day.

"With another parking lot outside, taxis and ride-hailing vehicles would be arranged to stop at the parking lot before going to the terminals to pick up guests, reducing congestion," Hoan said.

The number of visitors to Tan Son Nhat International Airport this Tet is expected to be even higher than during pre-pandemic levels, with most traveling on domestic flights. 

Source: Vietnam News